62 Percent of Pill-Popping Scientists Use Ritalin

Today, the results are in for a survey conducted by the scientific journal Nature on "enhancement" drug use among its readers. Turns out 1 in 5 of the 1400 respondents have taken drugs to enhance their performance (i.e., recreationally) rather than to cure a problem. The most popular of these drugs was speedy Ritalin:… » 4/09/08 3:25pm 4/09/08 3:25pm

Provigil is the Cocaine of the Twenty-First Century

Provigil (AKA modafinil) has been called a wonder drug: it can keep you awake and alert for hours without side-effects, and it's even recommended as "the professor's little helper" by neuroscience researchers writing in the prestigious journal Nature. Provigil, approved by the US food and drug administration for the… » 3/25/08 2:28pm 3/25/08 2:28pm

A Performance-Enhancing Drug for Scientists and Professors

Barry Bonds isn't the only guy trying to better his game with drugs. If you're trying to compete for the best grants and patents in the cut-throat science industry, you might be taking modafinil (AKA Provigil). Named "professor's little helper" in a Nature commentary today, modafinil is a stimulant that its users… » 12/19/07 11:00am 12/19/07 11:00am