Truepill halts prescriptions for stimulants
The online pharmacy Truepill is temporarily halting prescriptions of Adderall and other controlled substances used to treat ADHD as concerns mount that some telehealth startups are prescribing those medicines too liberally, the Wall Street Journal reports. Truepill, which didn’t provide a customer list, said it was acting out of an abundance of caution.
But its decision came amid stepped-up scrutiny of prescribing practices at Cerebral, a digital mental health company that describes Truepill as its preferred pharmacy. A former employee of the company filed a whistleblower lawsuit alleging he was fired after raising concerns that the company was failing to police prescriptions for stimulants, according to Bloomberg Law. Others have raised concerns that Cerebral targets teens and young adults with marketing on social media.
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