20% of Icelandic university students use stimulant drugs to improve study performance

Around twenty percent of university students in Iceland have used stimulant drugs without prescription according to a new study by Jana Rós Reynisdóttir at the Icelandic medical board. Most students use the drugs in the hope of improving their concentration and study skills. 

Reynisdóttir finds the results of this study worrying. She spoke with many students using addictive drugs and most commonly they've gotten the drugs through someone who had a prescription for them. 

A new directive from the Ministry of Welfare started on September 1st that all addictive drugs need an electronic prescription which integrates prescription records and prevents prescription forgery.




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