CDC: Arrests of Telehealth Execs Could Disrupt Access to ADHD Meds

CDC: Telehealth Arrests Could Cut Access to ADHD Meds

CDC: Arrests of Telehealth Execs Could Disrupt Access to ADHD Meds

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday warned that people taking medications for ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, could face disruptions in getting medications after two executives were arrested in a $100 million fraud scheme.

Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged the CEO and head doctor of Done Global with fraud in an alleged scheme to provide “easy access” to Adderall and other stimulants.

“They generated over $100 million in revenue by arranging for the prescription of over 40 million pills,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Nicole M. Argentieri, head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, in a statement, adding these were the DOJ’s “first criminal drug distribution prosecutions related to telemedicine prescribing through a digital health company.”

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