A little bit of history: Students using pep pills in Australian schools in the 1960s
Jan 20, 2023
The ABC archives pulled out a fascinating video from their archive, titled “The use of pep pills on the rise among students.” The recording from 1967 features medical experts and students concerned about the increasing use of “pep pills” - stimulants like amphetamine – being used by students to assist with studying. This quirky short video is a reminder of the long history of amphetamine use in the Australian community.
Watch “Use of pep pills on the rise among students (1967)” 4 min 31 sec