College students should be allowed to take smart drugs.
College is more competitive than ever. Late nights studying for exams, writing papers, and participating in extracurricular activities make students across the country feel that they need an edge. A study done by a University of Kentucky professor revealed that more than 30 percent of students have tried a “smart drug” to help them focus and stay alert.
Smart drugs include off-label use of drugs prescribed for narcolepsy and ADHD, among others. Some students and administrators are angry, saying that students who use smart drugs have an unfair advantage. Are students who use smart drugs cheaters, or are colleges too uptight?
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