U.S. Senator Wants to Crack Down on Non-Prescription Adderall Use
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer—who played a big role in the ban of 4Loko, #neverforget—wants to crack down on “academic doping,” and he's asking New York colleges to craft strict regulations for the 2013 fall semester that will ensure Adderall and Concerta and their ilk aren't passed around from friend-to-friend like concentration candy.
Here are the new criteria:
For students diagnosed at a campus health clinic: Require formal contracts and follow-up diagnostics for that student; and require detailed medical, educational, and psychological history.
For students diagnosed outside of campus health clinic, and seeking to refill prescription: Require mental health evaluations with qualified health practitioner to verify diagnoses; and require parent, guardian verification of diagnoses
Schumer adds that legislation isn't being drafted—it's up to the schools to set their own regulations. As for the kids? “There are better ways to pull an all-nighter and stay up. There's coffee, there's things like NoDoz,” he says.