A medication that makes the user 'untired' - not just more awake. (Read the full article)

" In his novelization of the movie FANTASTIC VOYAGE, Isaac Asimov had a character mention taking a sleep-substitute pill which "knocked you out for a half-hour of solid dreaming"; it was also described as a "vacuum cleaner for the mind". It wasn't a necessarily pleasant experience, but it served when events didn't allow for a full night's sleep. "
(David K. M. Klaus 7/31/2006 12:22:06 AM )
"Just for the record... I have papers describing the use of this medication and testing it on helicopter pilots that predate Ringo's novel. Some research was done on Provigil (modafinil)and sleep as early as 1995. J Sleep Res 1995 Dec; 4(4): 229-241 I'm afraid that Mr. Ringo took an existing drug and incorporated it into his novel. Not a bad idea, but nonetheless, not a prediction."
(Chuck Stewart MD 7/31/2006 5:02:37 PM )
"Provigil is one of the brand names for Modafinil, a drug prescribed to narcoleptics. It is a prescription drug in the US and over the counter in the UK. It is also one of drugs used by students for performance enhancement (so-called "smart drugs"), though not as popular or widely available as Adderall or Ritalin."
( 11/25/2006 11:06:31 AM )

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