15/05/2024

Alliance Urges Action To Secure ADHD Medication Supply

Alliance Health spokesperson, Danny Donnelly MLA, has urged the Minister of Health to take action to ensure the continued supply of medication such as methylphenidate for people with ADHD.

Mr Donnelly said that there are "number of issues" which have caused a shortage of ADHD medicine such as

"manufacturing issues and an increase in global demand".

In a statement the East Antrim MLA said:
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"With this in mind, it is essential for the Department of Health to take action to mitigate these shortages and ensure the continued supply of this crucial medication.

"I have submitted several urgent questions to the Health Minister regarding this, including what actions the Department is taking to ensure the continued supply of methylphenidate, what contingency arrangements are in place if shortages continue, and how and when those contingency plans would be activated. I look forward to the Minister's response and will continue to raise questions on this critical issue."

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