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Are Pills Worth the Price of Success?

Mountain View Patch wonders how important is it for parents that their kids get into a top school.

Are Pills Worth the Price of Success?

The New York Times front cover article on Sunday, June 10 raised the fact that increasingly high school students abuse prescription drugs to get an advantage in school.

The article, the " Risky Rise of the Good-Grade Pill," takes a look at how drugs like Adderall, Vyvanse, Ritalin and Focalin gave students the focus and energy to take exams and crank out the work that would get them the grades they need to impress the top universities in the country.

However, the drug abuse comes at a cost: the use has side affects, can cause addiction and most importantly, the sell of some of these drugs is as a felony.

Mountain View Patch wondered if people think this happens locally and whether in the very competitive Silicon Valley culture we live in, is the price of admittance into a top university is worth it.


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