THE use of so-called "smart-drugs" is on the rise as students respond to increasing pressure to perform. But what are they exactly, are Modafinil and Ritalin illegal in the UK and what are the side effects? Here's what we know... What are smart drugs? "Smart drugs" like Ritalin or Modafinil are prescription drugs which can be brought on the internet and taken to boost cognitive performance. Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a central nervous system stimulant which is used to treat attention deficit order (ADD) and ADHD. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. This means it can have positive effects on memory performance. It is also believed ritalin can even reduce brain power of high performers, by weakening their short-term memory. Sold under names including Provigil and Alertec, Modafinal boosts how awake you feel but the effects on the brain are not fully understood. It was originally developed to treat sleep … [Read more...] about What are smart drugs, are Modafinil and Ritalin illegal in the UK and what are the side effects?
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Sanofi's full statement reads, "People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world. While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication." © AP Photo/ Jordan StraussTwitter Roasts 'Narcissistic' Trump for Tweet Slamming ABC Amid 'Roseanne' Scandal The company's response followed Barr's strange explanation of the early Tuesday Twitter rant that got her show cancelled as a terrible Ambien-fueled mistake. That morning, she suggested on Twitter that former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett was the child of the "Muslim Brotherhood & planet of the apes." Jarrett, who is African-American and was born in Shiraz, Iran, is neither Muslim nor a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Though the 65-year-old promised to leave Twitter after issuing her apology, stating that it was a … [Read more...] about Ambien Maker Sanofi to Roseanne: ‘Racism Is Not a Known Side Effect’
The maker of Ambien blasted back at Roseanne Barr after the she faulted the sleeping pill for a racist tweet that led to her television show’s cancellation. “People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world”, Ambien manufacturer Sanofi US said on Twitter. “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication”. Read more Trump responds to ABC cancelling Roseanne Charlie Sheen calls for Two and a Half Men reboot Roseanne blames racist tweet on sleeping pills As of early afternoon on the East Coast, some 90,000 people had liked or shared the tweet. A resoundingly popular revival of the 1990s sitcom “Roseanne” was pulled off the air this week after Ms Barr issued a racist tweet describing Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to Barack Obama, to the product if “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had … [Read more...] about Maker of sleeping pill Ambien responds after Roseanne blames drug for tweet: ‘Racism is not a known side effect’
A spokeswoman for the company that makes Ambien has responded to Roseanne Barr’s claim that she was under the influence of the sedative while writing a racist tweet. On Tuesday, US network ABC announced that they were cancelling ‘Roseanne’ with immediate effect, following a tweet from its lead actress, in which she compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a cross between the “Muslim brotherhood” and an “ape”. Ashleigh Koss, a spokeswoman for pharmaceutical company Sanofi, has responded to Barr’s tweets about taking the sleeping aid. She told the Press Association: “People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world. “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.” Shortly after apologising for the tweet that cost Roseanne her recently-revived sitcom, the … [Read more...] about Ambien Manufacturer Responds To Roseanne Barr Tweets: ‘Racism Isn’t A Side Effect’
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Chicago violence: 7 killed in one neighborhood in 12 hours Victims include four men killed in gang-retaliation attack at restaurant, police said. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 109 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY Published 12:36 a.m. ChT April 1, 2017 | Updated 11:03 p.m. ChT April 5, 2018 CLOSE A man killed 4 people in Chicago. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story. Buzz60 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 109 COMMENT EMAIL MORE CHICAGO — Seven people, including four men killed in a gang-retaliation attack at a fast-food restaurant and a pregnant woman found with a gunshot wound to the head, were … [Read more...] about Chicago violence: 7 killed in one neighborhood in 12 hours