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Prescription drugs can be just as problematic as illegal substances. Skertic covered abuse of Ritalin and similar drugs used to treat ADD children. In this tipsheet, he discusses the experiences he had working on the story and how you can do similar work in your newsroom. Skertic goes into the database he used and what problems you will encounter getting and using the data.