The medicine has been designed originally to help treat Alzheimer's disease, but could be adapted and licensed for sale in a weaker form within the next few years.Read the whole thing here
One brand of memory-enhancing pill is being developed by the multinational company AstraZeneca in collaboration with Targacept, an American company, while Epix Pharmaceuticals, also from the US, is developing another.
Both have "cognitive-enhancing effects" which are aimed at treating patients with age-related memory loss.
I expect that if the pills become available in the U.K., they'll make their way her into a black market long before they become legally available. My students have told me that there's a growing use of Adderal and Ritalin among their fellow students when studying for exams.
I can see it now - a student explaining their poor performance on an exam because their prescription ran out.
Oh, the humanity.