You must be thinking what licensed data is; a licensed data of a product or drug is the ownership which has been given by the jurisdiction according to the country. The guideline of therapeutic goods like drugs and devices vary by jurisdiction. In some countries these drugs are regulated on a national level by a single agency such as the United States, similarly, in other jurisdiction, they are ruled at the state level or sometimes even both as in the case of Australia.
These rules are generally regulated to protect the health and safety of the population. These rules are regulated guaranteeing the quality and effectiveness of the goods. Before being allowed to market these goods are compulsory to be registered. There are some limitations to some therapeutic goods depending on the risk it can cause to the consumer. Modafinil comes under the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Modafinil is a wakefulness-promoting agent used in the treatment of sleeping disorder like narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and excessive daytime sleepiness. Modafinil is been used for off-label uses for ADHD and fatigue. Modafinil works by altering the neurotransmitter of our brain. It increases the orexin level in brain helping the patient be alert and focused. It gives a boost of energy which has been proven effective for people suffering from fatigue. Modafinil increases the histamine levels resulting into higher concentration and motivation which help people suffering from ADHD.
Modafinil is sold under different brand names in different countries like in the US it is sold under the trade name Provigil and Modalert; similarly, it has many brand names including Modvigil, Modafresh, vigil, etc. Modafinil is a controlled substance in most countries around the world. It is not observed in the same category as cocaine or heroin or as an ordinary drug used in the treatment of ADD or ADHD like Adderall or Ritalin.
That being said, there are some rules that stop you from walking into a pharmacy and buying it over the counter. It is labeled as prescription only in most countries. On the scale of 1 to 5, the United States label their controlled substance depending upon least to most regulate it is. Modafinil falls under schedule 4 controlled substance in the United States of America.
Modafinil was developed in France in 1970s by Lafon laboratories during an experiment. Later on, in 1998 it was approved by The US FDA for the treatment of narcolepsy and for shift work disorder and sleep apnea in 2003. This gives you an overview of license data of Modafinil. It is said to be a prescript drug only but can be bought online without prescription. Modafinil is off labeled used by athletes and bodybuilders to help them for their intense workout, it is also used by students for the same purpose to help them stay awake and improve concentration.
The US Military Air Force has permitted Modafinil for their pilots during an important mission to help them stay awake for a longer time and help improve their vigilance.