The Asterisk Next to Your Trusts & Estates Grade
After a summer where I encountered multiple media accounts about the off-label uses of Adderrall and other ADHD drugs, I have a new appreciation for the conundrum of elite athletes and their fans. Was that A+ Trusts and Estates exam just the result of pharmaceutical cognitive enhancement? Is the student who seems particularly focused taking something? Or (and this is worse) do the colleagues with whom I compete not share my fear of sprouting antlers or dropping dead because of off-label use? Or (and immediacy makes this worse still) is Adderrall my route to having that paper done by the spring submission window? If it is, what should I be considering? That Jack Kerouac’s excessive use of Benzedrine, another mental stimulant, helped him write On the Road or that it eventually put him in the hospital with thrombophlebitis?