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Originally posted by Legalizer
The US military gives methamphetmine to pilots, last time that was an issue in the news an American pilot launched missiles and murdered four Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan. The pilot said if they did not take the drugs they were not allowed to fly.
An officer here has been dismissed from the Air Force and will serve four months confinement after being convicted of several drug-related crimes in a general court-martial.
Charges were initially brought against Parsons after he tested positive for methamphetamine use during a unit urinalysis sweep
"When fatigue could be expected to degrade air crew performance, they are given Dexedrine in 10 mg doses," air force spokeswoman Betty-Anne Mauger told The Star.
Entitled "Informed Consent For Operational Use of Dexedrine," it begins by saying: "It has been explained to me and I understand that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved the use of Dexedrine to manage fatigue ... (and) I further understand that the decision to take this medication is mine alone."
Air force insiders say the pilots really do not have a choice in taking the drug. The form states that "should I choose not to take it under circumstances where its use appears indicated ... my commander, upon advice of the flight surgeon, may determine whether or not I should be considered unfit to fly a given mission."