This shortage is complicated, and has several causes. Teva Pharmaceuticals, for instance, which is the largest producer, had problems with its factory. And yet, Teva today has Adderall to sell, as do many other producers, but the shortage persists. What is going on? I suspect that we aren’t hearing about one part of the problem. Monopolization. Indeed, monopolies often leads to shortages, which we’ve seen with baby formula, hospital medicine, ammunition, and military equipment. And they are a part of the problem here.The Monopolies Behind the Adderall Shortage — https://mattstoller.substack.com/p/the-monopolies-behind-the-adderall?publication_id=11524&post_id=110279315&isFreemail=true
The opioid graphic will make a lot more sense when the read the entire article.