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  • Are we set for a smart drug future?
  • Are we set for a smart drug future?
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Modafinil: a smart drug that keeps students switched on

From the mind-enhancing drug in the 2011 movie Limitless to doubt-ridding pills in the 2006 novel Indecision, ‘smart drugs’ usually occupy the realms of fiction. But can science produce a real life equivalent? Research from Oxford and Harvard suggests modafinil could be the answer.