Date: Feb 6, 2013 6:31 PM
Author: Domenico Rosa
Subject: The Magic Pill for "Boosting Scores"

The first hour of the NPR Program "On Point" discussed the widespread use of Adderall.

Adderall On Campus: Use And Abuse
A drug prescribed for ADHD is all over college campuses now. We?re looking at the use and abuse of Adderall.

The United States has four percent of the world?s population, and produces 88 percent of the world?s legal stimulant drugs. Including Adderall, the amphetamine-based drug widely prescribed for ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Impressive numbers.

But visit an American college campus, and really pay attention, and they add up. Lots of young Americans, many with no ADHD, taking Adderall just to focus.

To read. To write. To perform. Now there?s Adderall addiction and suicide in the news, but it?s bigger than that.

This hour, On Point: Adderall everywhere on campus.

- -Tom Ashbrook