Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 5. 1969.
Amphetamine drugs may become a problem at Otago University and as a result the Student Health Service will not be prescribing any of the drugs this year.
"In a recent medical publication, the amphetamine group was described as having little place in ordinary therapy", Dr. Strang, of the Health Service, said.
"Therefore there will be little loss in not using them".
These drugs are stimulants used for nervous disorders and as an appetite depressant.
There was evidence of a number of cases of misuse, he said.
"The Health Department is concerned about drug addiction, but though the amphetamines are believed to be addictive the health service is not concerned so much about addiction, but rather with their misuse and the jeopardising of student's performance at exam time".