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LA GRANDE — Nine months after the U.S. government announced a shortage of the main drug used to treat ADHD, local pharmacists, providers and patients still are struggling to fill generic Adderall prescriptions.

Local pharmacies send lists of what’s in stock to providers at Grande Ronde Hospital every day, helping individuals find what they’re looking for — or reasonable alternatives — during the ongoing shortage. However, the process is time-intensive, frustrating and, sometimes, unfruitful, leading Eastern Oregon pharmacists to ask lawmakers for help, and causing more families to consider putting their children that are dealing with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder on a “drug holiday.”

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