Brain-Booster Drugs

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"Every era…has its own defining drug." In the 60's, LSD and other banned substances were supposed to expand the mind. Now, just as athletes use steroids to make them more competitive, college students and white collar workers turning to so-called "neuroenhancers" -- prescription drugs that are being used for purposes different from those approved by the manufacturer of the FDA, to speed up their minds. That's according to Margaret Talbot in the current issue of New Yorker magazine.

Credits

Guest:
Margaret Talbot - Staff Writer, New Yorker

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal