May 30th, 2012
01:51 PM ET

FDA issues warning about counterfeit Adderall purchased online

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about counterfeit generic Adderall tablets being sold on the Internet. Adderall is approved by the FDA to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

The FDA became aware of the problem when Teva Pharmaceutical Industries reported that a consumer alerted them about purchasing a fake version of Teva’s Adderall 30-milligram tablets from an illegal Internet pharmaceutical site.

The bogus version was discovered “by a consumer, who noticed misspellings on on the fake product packaging,” according to Denise Bradley, Teva Pharmacautical’s vice president of corporate communications. Bradley said two incidents have been reported to the FDA, and Teva Pharmaceuticals continues to work with the FDA on the investigation.

Teva’s authentic 30mg Adderall tablets are round, orange/peach in color and are imprinted with “dp” on one side and 30 on the other side of the tablet.  The tablets are packaged in bottles.  The active ingredients in authentic Adderall tablets are dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate, dextroamphetamine sulfate and amphetamine sulfate. An analysis of the counterfeit tablets revealed they contained tramadol and acetaminophen, both used to treat acute pain, and they were in blister packages.

Both instances occurred when consumers tried to purchase Adderall from illegal websites rather than using legitimate distribution channels. The FDA noted that “consumers should be extra cautious when buying their medicines from online sources. Rogue websites and distributors may especially target medicines in short supply for counterfeiting.” Adderall is currently on the FDA drug shortage list because of active pharmaceutical ingredient supply issues.

“It is very important that patients purchase product through legitimate channels,” Bradley said. “Websites that do not require prescriptions are not reputable.”

The FDA website offers tips for consumers who want to purchase prescription drugs using the Internet. First, make sure that the site requires a prescription and has a pharmacist available to answer questions. Consumers should only buy prescription medications from licensed pharmacies located in the United States. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy  has information about legitimate U.S. online pharmacies, and provides information about licensing and certification for online pharmacies. Consumers should never provide personal data, such as credit card numbers, unless they are sure an online site is legitimate and will protect their information.

The FDA advises consumers who believe they have a counterfeit version of Teva’s Adderall 30mg tablets not to take the product, and to consult their health care professional about other treatment options. They should also contact the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations at 800-551-3989 or http://www.fda.gov/OCI.

soundoff (1,354 Responses)
  1. Semi Truck Collision Repair

    Good post. I certainly appreciate this website. Thanks!


    May 29, 2021 at 08:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. MileSwa

    cialis 40 mg https://ckacialis.com/ – cialis (generic) buy cialis withiut a prescription

    May 29, 2021 at 08:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. EncoxAni

    all drugs issued under a prescription_______. https://pharmacyken.com/ – magellan rx specialty pharmacy online pharmacy drugstore

    May 29, 2021 at 08:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Luxury Rv Shop Near Me


    May 29, 2021 at 08:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Sprinter Van Mechanic Shop Near Me

    I blog quite often and I truly thank you for your information. The article has truly peaked my interest. I'm going to book mark your website and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your RSS feed too.


    May 29, 2021 at 12:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. ZisseVed

    cialis pills canada https://krocialis.com/ – get cialis prescription overnight cialisis on line

    May 29, 2021 at 15:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. CrulkAsd

    cialis online fast https://cialisjla.com/ – generica cialis cialis usa

    May 29, 2021 at 20:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Digital Marketing Consultants


    May 30, 2021 at 03:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Rv Repair Shop


    May 30, 2021 at 05:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Josef Schulthess

    Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is essentially a video game where you can do anything you want. SL is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you would like to see more you can see these sl articles and blogs


    May 30, 2021 at 07:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Rv Technician Shop Near Me

    An intriguing discussion is definitely worth comment. I do think that you need to write more on this subject matter, it may not be a taboo subject but typically folks don't talk about such subjects. To the next! Many thanks!!


    May 30, 2021 at 08:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Social Media Marketing Business


    May 30, 2021 at 11:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Zisseloh

    overnight cialis https://rcialisgl.com/ – where can i buy generic cialis how long does cialis 5mg take to work

    May 30, 2021 at 12:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. ZisseVed

    online cialis australia https://krocialis.com/ – how much is cialis without insurance? sex pills cialis

    May 30, 2021 at 13:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. how to use bubbler

    Pad Dab Flashcards silicone dab straw A one hitter dugout is one of the simplest ways to smoke legal herbs on the market. So while they are extremely convenient to use, the disadvantage is that it holds a relatively small amount of weed and needs to be refilled all the time if you tend to smoke frequently .


    May 30, 2021 at 16:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Mack Truck Repair Repair Shop

    Can I simply just say what a relief to find somebody that actually knows what they are discussing online. You actually know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More and more people must look at this and understand this side of your story. I was surprised that you are not more popular since you most certainly have the gift.


    May 30, 2021 at 18:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Custom Paint Shop Near Me

    Very good post. I'm going through a few of these issues as well..


    May 31, 2021 at 01:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. RV Air Conditioning Repair Near Me

    Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It's always useful to read articles from other authors and practice something from their web sites.


    May 31, 2021 at 01:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Municipal Vehicle Repair Shop Near Me

    Aw, this was a really good post. Finding the time and actual effort to generate a good article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and don't seem to get anything done.


    May 31, 2021 at 02:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. EncoxGtv

    prescription drugs examples canadian pharmacy propecia auto rx pharmacy

    May 31, 2021 at 03:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Elisha Demetriou

    Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is essentially a video game where you can do anything you want. sl is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you would like to see more you can see these sl websites and blogs


    May 31, 2021 at 06:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. RV Water Repair Man Near Me

    When I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the exact same comment. Is there a way you can remove me from that service? Kudos!


    May 31, 2021 at 06:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Van Collision Repair Shop

    Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon everyday. It's always helpful to read through articles from other authors and practice a little something from other websites.


    May 31, 2021 at 11:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Van Upholstery Shop Near Me


    May 31, 2021 at 11:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. EncoxHtf

    cialis hk cialis brand name cialis online kaufen

    May 31, 2021 at 13:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. RV Trailer Repair Near Me

    Great article. I am facing a few of these issues as well..


    May 31, 2021 at 16:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Ford Transit Conversion Shop Near Me


    May 31, 2021 at 19:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. MileSwa

    costa rica cialis sale cialis 20mg generic cialis au

    May 31, 2021 at 20:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Sprinter Van Collision Repair Shop Near Me

    It’s nearly impossible to find experienced people in this particular topic, however, you seem like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks


    May 31, 2021 at 21:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. RV And Trailer Repair Near Me


    June 1, 2021 at 02:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Dodge Sprinter Van Repair

    Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely delighted I stumbled upon it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!


    June 1, 2021 at 02:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Zisseloh

    expired cialis india to buy cialis difference between cialis and levitra

    June 1, 2021 at 05:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Company Van Repair Shop Near Me

    An interesting discussion is definitely worth comment. There's no doubt that that you ought to write more about this issue, it may not be a taboo matter but typically folks don't talk about such topics. To the next! Best wishes!!


    June 1, 2021 at 06:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Ford Transit Conversion Shop Near Me


    June 1, 2021 at 06:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. EncoxHtf

    cialis need prescription can i take 20 mg of cialis? australia cialis on line

    June 1, 2021 at 08:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Mercedes Sprinter Cowel Panel Rust Repair

    Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It's always helpful to read through articles from other writers and use something from their sites.


    June 1, 2021 at 09:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. nearby rv repair

    I was able to find good info from your blog posts.


    June 1, 2021 at 12:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. redtube co

    The very next time I read a blog, Hopefully it doesn't fail me just as much as this particular one. After all, I know it was my choice to read through, however I really thought you would probably have something helpful to say. All I hear is a bunch of crying about something you could possibly fix if you weren't too busy looking for attention.


    June 1, 2021 at 12:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. bucket truck troubleshooting

    Having read this I thought it was rather informative. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this short article together. I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it!


    June 1, 2021 at 13:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. EncoxAni

    banfield online pharmacy wall drug store Motrin

    June 1, 2021 at 14:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Passenger Van Repair Shop Near Me

    After I initially commented I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I get 4 emails with the exact same comment. There has to be an easy method you can remove me from that service? Many thanks!


    June 1, 2021 at 17:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. truck painting near me


    June 1, 2021 at 21:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. rv rentals california orange county


    June 1, 2021 at 22:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Sprinter Van Conversion Shop Near Me


    June 2, 2021 at 00:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Limo Van Repair


    June 2, 2021 at 00:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. bus paint shop

    Spot on with this write-up, I absolutely think this site needs a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read more, thanks for the advice!


    June 2, 2021 at 07:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. rv parts close to me


    June 2, 2021 at 07:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Sprinter Van Wrap

    When I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I get 4 emails with the same comment. Perhaps there is a way you can remove me from that service? Thanks a lot!


    June 2, 2021 at 08:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Johnna Olufson


    June 2, 2021 at 08:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. recreational vehicle repair service

    Howdy! I just want to give you a huge thumbs up for the great info you've got right here on this post. I will be coming back to your web site for more soon.


    June 2, 2021 at 11:29 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Leave a Reply to RV Repair Places Near Me


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.