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“Smart drugs” have no place among pharmacy students

by News team

As the use of nootropic (“smart”) drugs increases, particularly among students, the author of an article, exclusive to Tomorrow’s Pharmacist, looks at the arguments for and against their use, and emphasises these drugs have no place among pharmacy students.

Nootropic drugs are marketed for certain medical conditions and are alleged to improve mental performance. People who take nootropics for a reason other than their approved indication believe they may help reduce fatigue or increase alertness in examinations.

The general consensus is that their use is immoral, unfair on those who perform honestly and, above all, dangerous. However, one team of scientists argue that mentally competent adults should be able to take advantage of such drugs.

See: Enhanced intelligence: the rising use of “smart drugs” among students

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11017944

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