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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration told makers of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder medicines it was concerned “aggressive marketing practices,” including by telehealth providers, could be driving excessive prescriptions, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing an agency letter sent last summer. The letter does not cite specific companies, but reflects DEA concerns about marketing efforts for ADHD treatment by telehealth companies whose prescribing practices the agency has been investigating. The DEA said in December it would not allow any increase in 2023 production of pharmaceutical ingredients that go into Adderall and other stimulants used to treat ADHD.

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