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

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Dr. Anjan Chatterjee

Professor
UPenn & Chair of Neurology, Pennsylvania Hospital

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Nita Farahany

Professor
Duke University & Director, Duke Science & Society

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Dr. Eric Racine

Director
Neuroethics Research Unit, IRCM

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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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