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Taboo: Students pop prescription drugs to gain an edge in exams

Move over, coffee and Red Bull!  Students are increasingly using pharmaceutical aids to focus their memory and concentration, with one 2017 survey showing 14% of respondents had used prescription drugs developed for managing ADHD. Imran Ariff explores the taboo of drug-assisted learning.

Video by Imran Ariff


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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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