Let's face it, who doesn't want to be sharper, more alert, and able to ace anything you want to do without having to get much sleep? Now, in addition to Ritalin and Adderall, there's a new crop of over-the-counter drugs aimed at enhancing brain function, including Provigil and Modafinil. Originally a narcolepsy drug Modafanil – or Moda -- is easy to obtain on college campuses now. Entrepreneurs, video gamers, office workers and musicians are taking it to give them an edge in a competitive world. But is it safe? Is this the beginning of a medicalized level doping of our minds? Are smart drugs miracle pills, pathways to addiction or just plain cheating?
Smart Drugs: The Quest for Getting an Edge
Sydney Lupkin - Vice News / MedPage Today - @slupkin, Jesse Lawler - Axon Labs - @Lawlerpalooza, James Giordano - Georgetown University Medical Center - @NeuroBioEthics, Jeremy Martinez - Matrix Institute on Addictions - @addictionlounge