Doping tests done in international spots events, in competition situations done pre and post competition. In these tests, there are exceptions to consumption of drugs for therapeutic use.
The winnings in Olympics and international and national sports events are void in situations where the competing athletes are guilty of addiction. Strict disciplinary action implemented on those guilty of doping, abusing drugs for enhancing their performance in sports events.
With increasing number of students resorting to take brain drugs to do better in academics, it might happen that examiners will have to test students prior to exam to ensure that they have not used nootropics to perform better in academics.
With no legal boundaries, it is increasingly difficult to ban these drugs. Nootropics are as offensives as doping drugs by athletes. Eventually, those on these drugs get an unfair advantage by doing well than those who honestly prepare well for exams without abusing drugs that enhance performance.
Drug testing during exams and before exams might become mandatory in the future to identify the abuse of such performance enhancing drugs. In reality, nootropics were to help improve cognition and this was for those who are suffering from ailments like dementia and attention deficit disorder.
Students who find exams scary do not worry to buy these pills without worry. The idea of the ability to learn more in a bottle is far appealing. This is actually a non-medical usage. The usage of nootropics for performance enhancement is not healthy. Though the ill effects of drugs to improve cognition has not been widely reported, smart drugs are not in anyway justifiable.
Very soon, there might be a need for testing for nootropic drug abuse for those who use it to improve brain functioning. Some nootropics contain barbiturates, scopolamine and more. Despite, the low toxicity of these drugs, there are side effects.