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Magnus, Ben
April 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/8/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 8, p989
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The article discusses the healthy people's increasing usage of brain boosting prescription drugs. It states that the British Medical Association is getting concerned about the healthy people's progressive use of brain boosting prescription drugs. The Association's medical ethics committee contends that greater use of cognitive enhancements requires that society look at the issue of whether and how to regulate drugs aimed at healthy people. The committee notifies widespread, unlawful use of brain boosters like modafinil and methylphenidate in Great Britain is both impending and inevitable. Modafinil is prescribed to treat narcolepsy, but this stimulant is also popular to increase alertness in truckers, athletes, poker players and students.


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