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Eye On America: Smart Drugs #340294

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 16, 1991
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" "(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: Richard Roth) Smart drugs, which allegedly enhance mental powers, featured; scenes shown of smart bar in San Francisco. [Smart bar EMPLOYEE - says some people say the drugs wake up your brain.] Choline and other chemicals said used in smart drinks. [Hollywood writer Jeffrey MANDELL - says he takes Lucidril every day; explains effects of smart drugs; adds that he's not sure about the long- term effects.] Memory enhancement in laboratory rats due to chemicals noted. [University of California, Irvine, James McGAUGH - says there are no drugs shown to prove same results in humans.] ["Smart Drugs" co- author John MORGENTHALER - says smart drugs help people cope with complex society.] Pharmaceutical company research on drugs to treat brain disease reported; scenes shown. [HZI Research Center Dr. Turan ITIL - comments.] Ethical implications of smart drugs mentioned.

Reporter(s):
Roth, Richard
Duration:
00:03:50

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