A director of a Chiba hospital has been questioned by police on suspicion that she supplied her son with a government controlled drug to help him study and prepare for a dentist license exam, it was learned April 8.

The 71-year-old chief of a pediatrics hospital in Yachimata, Chiba Prefecture, gave about 500 tablets of the psychoanaleptic Ritalin, which has a stimulant effect, to her 36-year-old son last October, according to regional drug control officials of the Health and Welfare Ministry.

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