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Adderall New Drug of Choice for Athletes

AP

For those diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adderall can be essential to daily life, providing much-needed calmness and focus.

But the prescription stimulant drug is often abused, and not just by college students for late-night study sessions.

Adderall has been used by athletes as a performance enhancer for an energy boost or a spike in concentration. The controlled substance is illegal without a prescription, and banned by most sports organizations, including the NCAA, National Football League and Major League Baseball, unless athletes have permission for medical or therapeutic use. In MLB, 105 players were granted such exemptions for ADHD in 2011. Adderall is affecting the Bucs, with cornerback Aqib Talib suspended four games for ...

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