Smart Drugs

Students, Smart Drugs and Cheating

Liam Kay | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Kay

If a single pill could instantly make you a genius would you take it? I know I would, I'd take two. Unfortunately, life isn't a movie and there is no ...

The Smartness Scandal: Is Our System Breeding Drug Abuse?

Ally Biring | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ally Biring

While we can certainly point to economics as a motivation for smart drug use, the true problem lies in the values our society instills in young people today. We now have a pill that can modify our brain chemistry to make us work harder and longer.

Expand Your Mind in 2014 with the Salon Revival

Victoria Sadler | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

We've all got resolutions for 2014, some of them we might even keep beyond January. But if you are looking for something new this coming year, how about attending salons? Building on an illustrious heritage, the modern salons are cultural showcases that cover a range of subjects from the worlds of science, the arts and psychology.

Students Warn Against Taking 'Smart Drug' Modafinil

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK

Students have been warned against taking a so-called "smart drug" to help them stay awake. There is rising concern that young people are using the ...

10 Facts You Didn't Know About Ritalin

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

Ritalin is hitting the headlines yet again, after new figures revealed the number of drugs being dished out to ADHD sufferers has increased by 56% in ...

Ritalin Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

Children taking Ritalin in a bid to boost their grades may have sparked the soaring numbers of ADHD drugs being prescribed in Britain, a new report ha...

Getting Clever About Smart Drugs: A Few Remarks for Students, Parents and educators.

Darian Meacham | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Darian Meacham

A spectre is haunting Britain - imported from America of course - the spectre of 'Smart Drugs'! Soon every university student in the country will be hooked on Adderall or Modafinil and cramming for exams until the cows come home, just like their overly ambitious counterparts across the Atlantic.

Should Students Be Drug Tested Before Exams?

The Huffington Post UK | Fionn Shiner | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A leading scientist has warned students to expect drug tests prior to sitting exams, to curb the spiralling use of "smart drugs", but students have re...

Students May Be Drugs Tested Amid Growing Concerns Over 'Smart Pills'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students could face compulsory drugs testing around exam time amid concerns that some are “cheating” by taking pills to improve their results. ...

What We Can Still Learn From Lance Armstrong

Darian Meacham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Darian Meacham

At the end of the day, the final straw for Lance was that he coerced others into doping or covering it up. More so than the doping itself, it was the coercion that really makes him ethically suspect.

The Inexorable Rise of Smart Drugs

Jack K Lewis | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK
Jack K Lewis

Cosmetic psychopharmacology, cognitive enhancement or simply smart drugs, call it what you will, the use of pharmaceutical agents like methylphenidate (Ritalin) and modafinil (Provigil) for performance enhancement and sleep avoidance is rife.