Drugs

Is modafinil safe in the long term? | Education

Modafinil has emerged as the crown prince of smart drugs, that seductive group of pharmaceutical friends that promise enhanced memory, motivation, and an unrelenting ability to focus, all for hours at a time. In the absence of long-term data, the media, particularly the student media, has tended to be relaxed about potential side-effects. The Oxford Tab, for example, simply shrugs: Who cares? The novelist MJ Hyland, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, wrote a paean to the drug in the Guardian…

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Focus: ecstasy after-effects that could last a lifetime | Education

Staring intently in the dim light, the music rocking his body, James snapped the little white tablet in two. Pressed against the wall, his back sheltering them from the dancing crowds, he took half for himself and gave half to his girlfriend. They swallowed, and the weekend’s clubbing started. ‘It makes you feel so positive about everyone and everything. You feel so open – you can talk to strangers like they are your closest friends. You feel so sensual, so…

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