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The article discusses the drugs being used to enhance performance and to limit mental fatigue among soldiers and its repercussions. It is a known fact that amphetamines such as Dexedrine are commonly prescribed to keep pilots alert even though questions have been raised about safety. The air force is considering alternatives to amphetamines, in particular a medication that has also gained the attention of long-distance business travelers, modafinil and the ampakines.
Date Posted: 23 January 2008
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