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Exploring some challenges of the pharmaceutical cognitive enhancement discourse : users and policy recommendations
Pustovrh, Toni (Avtor), Mali, Franc (Avtor)

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The article explores some of the issues that have arisen in the discourse on pharmaceutical cognitive enhancement (PCE), that is, the use of stimulant drugs such as methylphenidate, amphetamine and modafinil by healthy individuals of various populations with the aim of improving cognitive performance. Specifically, we explore the presumed sizes of existing PCE user populations and the policy actions that have been proposed regarding the trend of PCE. We begin with an introductory examination of the academic stances and philosophical issues involved in defining PCE. We then focus on an examination of the population sizes of presumed current PCE users that have been listed in the academic literature on PCE, on presuppositions, which have been problematized by some authors as based on anecdotal or misinterpreted survey data. We follow this with an empirical examination of a potential PCE user population in a national context (students at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia). We then proceed to examine the regulatory options proposed in the academic literature to address PCE, finally comparing them with an empirical overview of the policy recommendations on PCE produced in the multinational context of several national ethics advisory bodies (EABs) in Europe. Our main conclusion is that there is still little debate among the national EABs on what type of public policy responses, if any, are needed to address PCE in European countries, and that the issues they do address are similar to those discussed and proposed in the academic articles on PCE.

Jezik:Angleški jezik
Ključne besede:kognitivna nevroznanost, farmacevtska industrija, zloraba snovi, študentje, javna politika
Vrsta gradiva:Delo ni kategorizirano (r6)
Tipologija:1.01 - Izvirni znanstveni članek
Organizacija:FDV - Fakulteta za družbene vede
Leto izida:2014
Št. strani:str. 137-158
Številčenje:Vol. 7, no. 2
UDK:001:616.8
ISSN pri članku:1874-5490
DOI:10.1007/s12152-013-9192-x Povezava se odpre v novem oknu
COBISS.SI-ID:32151389 Povezava se odpre v novem oknu
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Naslov:Neuroethics
Založnik:Springer
ISSN:1874-5490
COBISS.SI-ID:32151133 Povezava se odpre v novem oknu

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Jezik:Angleški jezik
Ključne besede:cognitive neuroscience, pharmaceutical industry, substance abuse, students, public policy

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