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Temptation Grows To Use Drugs To Stay Awake In The Workplace

Professor Ian Hickie heads the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. Photo: Steven Siewert The US military's drug of choice for helping people stay awake while working long hours is finding its way into the 24/7 workplace, researchers warn. Billable hours and the pressure to perform is tempting workers to [...]

Poll results: look who’s doping

The prestigious scientific journal Nature asked its readers specifically about their use of three cognition enhancing drugs: methylphenidate (Ritalin), a stimulant normally used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder but well-known on college campuses as a 'study aid'; modafinil (Provigil), prescribed to treat sleep disorders but also used off-label to combat general fatigue or overcome jet [...]

By |2012-12-03T12:15:26+11:00December 3rd, 2012|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments