A mother has blamed lax Adderall prescriptions brought in during the Covid pandemic for her son’s suicide
A mother has blamed lax Adderall prescriptions brought in during the Covid pandemic for her son’s suicide.
Elijah Hanson was found dead at 21 on the kitchen floor in Tacoma, Washington, on June 25 after filming himself playing Russian Roulette with a loaded handgun.
His brother, Ethan, seo hizmeti said that he was abusing Adderall in the months leading up to his death.His mother, Kelli Rasmussen, blames the drug abuse for his suicide.
She told CBS that despite her son not having Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (), he was able to secure a prescription online by lying to telehealth providers – even though he had previously suffered from other mental health issues.
The Covid pandemic led to a laxing of law surrounding the prescription of Adderall.Previously, these scripts were not allowed unless a person was consulted in-person by a doctor. Now a person can receive the drug after only a virtual doctor visit.
Adderall, one the most popular prescriptions for ADHD, is amid high demand and manufacturing issues.
Elijah Hanson (pictured), 21, died by suicide in June.He had suffered mental health issues for years. His family said that a recent Adderall prescription he obtained through Cerebral played a role in his death
Hanson (pictured) was playing Russian Roulette with a gun kept in the household when he died by suicide.His mother would later find his dead body in her kitchen
Kelli Rasmussen, Hanson’s mother, accused the online telehealth platform Cerebral of being complicit in her son’s death.
He received a prescription for the drugs in April, even after the platform denied him in February after deeming him a high-risk patient.
Elijah had been diagnosed with anti-social personality disorder and had received years of treatment at a local clinic.
Cerebral, and platforms like it, arose during the Covid pandemic after regulators laxed laws for the prescribing of ADHD drugs.
Previously doctors would have to meet with a patient in-person to write a prescription, but now only a virtual consultation is necessary.
‘It was him and I in this huge battle, constantly looking for therapists, psychiatrists, anybody to take him on to help him with his issues,’ Kelli Rasmussen, Hanson’s mother, told