GPs can't prescribe ADHD medication, some say that's a problem

One News

24 November 2022 - When Ben Mitchell was first diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), he waited four months to see a psychiatrist for medication and the appointment cost him $600.

A year after this appointment, Ben says he needs to switch his ADHD medication because it’s triggered some side effects - but he can’t afford to see a psychiatrist.

ADHD experts are calling on PHARMAC to allow general practitioners to prescribe ADHD medication so that people can afford to access their medication.

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