Teva Barr Dextroamphetamine Sulfate Fraud Placebo

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Leigh Says:


I have been on Barr/Teva dexedrine sulfate, [generic] for 14 years. After 5 "shortages" I recently received back my script, butt it's a placebo !!!! Nothing at all. I took 25 10 miligram tabs; nothing at all. It's an unethical and disgusting scam. Am writing every politician, fda, Quality control, anyone who can address the monster of a crime.



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John Says:

I feel the same way. The Dex 10's that were given to me had to be abused to have any effect. There is some FAKE crap out there. I have narcolepsy and took 60mg of adderall cor brand and never woke up. I feel sorry for kids with ADD and being forced to take a fake pill thinking its real only to screw up there homework and ultimately their lives. Something is Rotten in the generic stimulant area. FDA could give two s***s less about protecting us from fake or weak drugs coming in. I run a business and pay taxes and weak drugs mean less taxes paid. Bad days for me means less Transmissions getting rebuilt. Less income means no support for the FDA's retirement account.

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Mike NYC Says:

I agree 100% with what both of you said. The sad/scary/problem is that hit s NOT only with the Barr/Teva generics. I have been prescribed generic Adderall for years (amphetamine salts). Suddenly, CVS (the pharmacy I usually fill at) switched from the oval shaped Barr/Teva to a round pill made by Mylan. I first started noticing these "placebo" or even negative effects after taking the the Mylan brand 20mg pill (for generic Adderall). Convinced it was the Mylan brand pills that were the problem, I went through a considerable amount of trouble with CVS, but was finally able to get them to give me Barr/Teva brand again. After all that trouble, I am now noticing the same "placebo effect" with the Barr/Teva brand that you are describing! I also noticed the color of the Barr/Teva pill seems to be slightly darker and more pinkish than it used to be. I am not sure what is going on be it seems to be across many of the generics prescribed for ADD/ADHD. Please let me know if you find a solution or more info!

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Lee Says:

This is also happening to me right now. Filled from CVS in Nashua NH. Pharmacist dismisses it as if they never made mistakes at all.

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Robert Says:
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Take Ritalins instead. They might not last as long unless u get the NVR Ritalins or the focalins. There the same. I've done all generic Ritalins and they always work.


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jack Says:

Crime of the century -- 100% bogus ripoff. I'm so tired -- very sick from it all. -sigh-

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Ridgerunner Says:

Yes, I agree with every poster on this thread. I will be brief as I can. I have been on Brand Dexedrine Spansules 15 mg. by (SKB) later GSK (1994 to 2010) + a afternoon "instant release booster" by the same mfg, (Dexedrine 5 mg "E-19" hearts also during those same years, BUT, GSK discontinued the production of the pink Dex 5 mg E-19's in mid year 2009, *which were the ONLY RATED ADD med in the Orange Book as a AA class for the superior quality, REF: REDBOOK Pharmacy's Fundamental Reference along with DextroStat (Shire/Richwood) for A.D.D!

The Dexedrine Spansule embossed 3515 and 15mg /SKB were also sold to both another USA pharmaceutical company, and also sold to a different pharma firm in Canada, not sure of who has the license in Canada now but it still is available in Canada, beginning in 2011 and onward with Paladin Pharma & for the USA (extremely expensive) by originally Amedra, in 2011. I have not seen any pharmacies in the USA who even stock them, IMO due to the extremely brand name high cost. They are available.

But, IMO would take a independent pharmacy & a written RX + a large up front deposit to even have a non chain USA pharmacy to order the Dexedrine Spansules *1/2 brown 1/2 clear with the historical pink & white little granules/pellets .... embossed "3514" & IMO no USA insurance company will pay one cent for them!

I have still take a very necessary med for my A.D.D. but I have gone thru extreme frustration with both the poor bioequivalence and the very poor non FDA bioavailability. since both the shortages thart began in the USA from late 2011, thru 2014, and, the radical AWP price increase, and, IMO none of the generic mfg, are nearly as effective as both Brand original Smith Kline French labs Phil PA who held the original patent!

One exception was for a brief time, when Shire US made the brand DEXTROSTAT 5 mg in the 90's. The quality was almost as good IMHO as the SKF E-19's 5 mg by SKB/GSK. Even when Barr Labs made the generic before and after the Barr merger in Dec 2008, with parent TEVA of Israel, especially the Barr 1/2 Brown & 1/2 White dextroamphetamine (granules/pellets) ER 15 mg embossed "956" from 2007 to at least 2015/2016, had a Orange Book rating, of "AB" like the Dexedrine Brand Spansules (of SKF/SKB/GSK) Ref: REDBOOK, but due to the massive shortages (remember 2012 to 2014 ?) & the "large price hikes", IMHO, ir has especially been all downhill, IMO for all A.D.D patients and for Narcolepsy patients ! DextroStat (with its equal FDA Orange book rating of AA, has long been gone, discontinued by both Shire US, a decade ago, and as many say on this Meds Chat forum, there are a lot of intelligent people who have seen the sad demise of both the quality, the availability, & the come & go many poor bioavailability generics for Dexedrine (both in I/R version & in ER & SR versions. Ranbaxy, Core, & KVK Tech, Aerobindo were the worst IMO, & there are others, as we all sadly know.

The only exceptions were the once outstanding but brief generic version of Ethex 5mg & 10 mg, & the HTF Mallinckrodt generics for the DextroStat I/R versions, & their HTF generic versions of the Dexedrine Spansule, which IDK if they even have a rating, or not, ref: Orange Book. IMO the latter are not as good as the now deleted versions above, but, they were the only "acceptable" so-so versions I could locate (2016, 2017), I agree with my interpretation that, I still use the Teva.Barr instant release pink embossed b side one 10 scoreline 952 side two. (if you can even find them) as we know the market also has changed with the government regulators to limit the production of the chemicals necessary for all once popular C-II meds like Generic Dextroamphetamine and the Amphet/Dex Salts. TEVA (I choose to not comment on their issues), but, if one does there research, the news has not been good, Ref: fiercepharma.com. Good luck everyone!

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Bobby Says:
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It's with all the generics..! I take Adderall and I went on in 2011. Then I took 20mg ir or any brand and was wired all day. I went off in 2014 untill 2017 and when I got my first script it was mylan and it was garbage. I've gone through all the generics and I need to take 120mg or more to even feel the medication. I switched to Adderall xr name brand and those are ok but expensive. I'm also on Subutex generics and they have all gone to crap as well. I need to try to have CVS order a certain brand or I get stuck with garbage. It's gotten really bad!!

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