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#6 Piracetam - is it the smartest of the smart drugs?


Owen Nicholas


Ethical Technology

December 26, 2012

Piracetam has been around since the 1960’s and is regarded as a pioneer “smart drug.”  It enjoys a popular, international following, its record as a treatment for cognitive disorders is impressive, and scientific exams haven’t flagged any dangerous side effects. But is Piracetam truly the intelligence booster many of us eagerly want?


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