Modafinil Is Wall Street’s New Drug of Choice — New York Magazine

Modafinil, which is marketed as Provigil in the United States, was first approved by the FDA in 1998 for the treatment of narcolepsy, but since then it’s become better known as a nootropic, a “smart drug,” especially among entrepreneurs. More recently, it has attracted traders like Borden who don’t just need a pick-me-up to get through a deadline; they need to be on, without a break, for months, even years at a time.

via Modafinil Is Wall Street’s New Drug of Choice — New York Magazine.

It reminds me a lot of A Deepness in the Sky, minus the giant spider aliens.

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