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Brain boosters: exploring the grey area of off-label ‘smart drugs’

The growing trend for the unlicensed use of cognitive-enhancing drugs to improve performance is prompting calls for more research into the field. Has the era of brain-boosting ‘smart pills’ arrived, and what do we still need to find out about the safety and efficacy of drugs like modafinil and methylphenidate in healthy adults?

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