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The Drug From Limitless Is Available for Purchase on Your College Campus

Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
Eliza Sankar-Gorton

Although exaggerated for Hollywood, it's clear why students might be tempted to take a pill that might lend mental clarity and energized focus. I wondered, though ... how are people getting their hands on it?

Smart Pills and Neuroenhancement: Is It Fair?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Prescribing neuroenhancers is outside the area of medicine that is considered obligatory for a physician, so under what circumstances should it be considered unethical or unacceptable?

Narcolepsy Drug Being Taken By People Without The Disorder -- But Are There Risks?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living

Provigil, a wake-promoting drug used to treat certain sleep disorders like narcolepsy, is also being used by some without the sleep disorder to keep t...

Dueling Docs: Can you take a drug for jet lag?

Janice Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Janice Horowitz

The Issue Drugs for Jet Lag The facts With all the stress of travel these days - the requisite shoe-removal, luggage surcharges and now the possibil...

Paying the Piper: Brain "Neuroenhancers"

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

If you don't have a medical condition like ADHD or narcolepsy and you take stimulants, you are entering the world of performance enhancement, where many have tread and paid a great price.

My Experiment With Smart Drugs

Johann Hari | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Johann Hari

When journalist David Plotz took Provigil, he said it should be sold as "the boss' little helper." It makes you work better and harder than before.