Dan Rather and ADHDDan Rather has a publicly stated bias against the treatment of ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) through Food and Drug Administration-approved medications. I have acquired solid evidence...more.
What 48 Hours Didn't Tell the Public About Dr. Mary Ann BlockMedical stories should rely on expert medical sources. 48 Hours positioned Dr. Mary Ann Block as the primary expert on ADHD. Heres what 48 Hours did not tell viewers about Dr. Block...more.
Dawn Marie Branson: A Sad Story Only Half ToldThe death of a child is heartbreaking. 48 Hours reported on Dawn Marie Branson, an Arizona mother who drove her three-year-old son, Nathaniel, to his death in a head-on crash on March 18, 2000. Branson says the Adderall medicine she had been legally prescribed for her ADHD had made her psychotic. Heres what viewers didnt get to see or hear...more.
Are Ryan and Alex What 48 Hours Says They Are?The show selected two boys as representative examples of children with ADHD: They are not. Viewers watched the spectacle of Ryan and Alex acting violently and seriously misbehaving. But a psychiatrist who looked at the segment believes their behavior suggests that they are not typical of most children with ADHD...more.
The "Gateway" Drug Smear and Other Myth-RepresentationsA 48 Hours reporter cited unnamed "authorities" saying that Ritalin is a "middle school cocaine, but the General Accounting Office, the research arm of the U.S. Congress, found there is no widespread abuse of Ritalin in schools...more.