Georgia bill would require new ADHD prescriptions every 5 days

 ADHD in the News 2017-02-09

A bill meant to curb the abuse of prescription opioids in Georgia has stirred outrage in the ADHD community because a provision requires adults and children on medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to get new prescriptions every five days. "It's clearly a cause for concern," said state Sen. Nan Orrock, an Atlanta Democrat who wants the provision struck from the bill. "The argument is pretty hard to debunk: that families coming in every five days for ADHD prescriptions is impossible. There's just a panic list of questions this creates."