103.9 FM WDKX
Your #1 Radio for R&B
What's Playing Now
What Played Earlier Today
103.9 WDKX Live
REQUEST A SONG!
Request A Song
Henrietta, N.Y. - Senator Chuck Schumer is asking colleges and universities in New York, both public and private, to do more to cut down on the improper use of Adderall and similar drugs.
He said up to a third of all college students use prescription drugs without a prescription as a study aid.
This practice has been around for years, but Schumer claims the problem is getting worse, adding that colleges are feeding into it by making it too easy to obtain and fill a prescription for drugs designed to treat ADHD.
Both RIT and the University of Rochester responded to the claim.
RIT said they have not seen a lot of misuse.
Students there agreed.
"I do hear some people use it, but here it's not as prominent as other schools," said RIT student Graeme Buckley.
University of Rochester said that U of R does see some student drug use, and that they are reviewing guidelines "to minimize the likelihood that these medications will be used inappropriately."