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A big NO to nootropics - contain drugs that aren't approved by the FDA


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Nootropics contain various amounts of piracetam, an unapproved drug.

Piracetam is believed to have the ability to improve brain function, despite little evidence to that effect.

Study by Harvard Medical School, published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Not supposed to be sold in supplements as it is not approved by FDA.

Unacceptable move by the pharmaceutical industry - be cautious about their side effects

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Private Ivy League research university in New York City


Board certified in internal medicine, with expertise in preventive medicine


Graduate medical school of Harvard University


General internal medical and internal medicine subspecialities journal.