Pillhead, Jezebel's resident pharmaceutical expert, has been wanting to review the wonder drug Provigil for some time now. It makes you smart! And happy! And thin! But it's not yet generic. And...it didn't really seem to be working for Britney Spears. In fact, it could have gotten her pregnant. After the jump, a very special "Pillhead."
If today's reports are true and Britney Spears really is pregnant, again, it might not be her fault (sort of.) Recently, the fertile one has been photographed toting around a bottle of Provigil. Provigil is a prescription-only drug that has gained popularity in the past few years as a "smart drug." Like Adderall, Ritalin and the whole raft of stimulants powering today's attention-starved youths and conquering the hungover fatigue of certain bloggers I know, Provigil increases alertness. Like a certain over-the-counter drug I made Moe try for me, it helps with weight loss. It has apparently been proven to have "certain cognitive-enhancing effects" — that's where the "smart drug" part comes in. And unlike Adderall, it does all this without making you want to stab everyone less competent than you!