new CNS stimulant, modafinil...named Provigil

You'll see a new CNS stimulant, modafinil...named Provigil (by Cephalon in the U.S.) and Alertec (by Draxis Health in Canada).

It's approved for excessive daytime sleepiness due to narcolepsy...but there's a lot of potential for off-label use.

Alertec increases alertness...but it's pharmacologically different from amphetamines.

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