Smart Drugs

March 22, 2016

College students should be allowed to take smart drugs.

November 2, 2015
George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium
Reception: 5:00–5:45 p.m.
Debate: 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Get your tickets – Free for students and GW alumni


Dr. Anjan Chatterjee

UPenn & Chair of Neurology, Pennsylvania Hospital


Nita Farahany

Duke University & Director, Duke Science & Society


Dr. Eric Racine

Neuroethics Research Unit, IRCM


Nicole Vincent

Assoc. Prof. of Philosophy, Law, and Neuroscience
Georgia State University

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?

If you missed it live you can listen to the audio or watch the video here.

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