CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 30, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Cobb Cnty., Georgia: Bruce Hall) Growing concern over possible abuse of drug ritalin by parents and teachers to control allegedly hyperactive children examined; details given, scenes shown. Impact of drug's side effects on Linda and Tom Hargess' son Tim described. [Tim HARGESS - recalls headaches.] [Linda HARGESS - notes son's lack of growth while on ritalin.] [Bd. of medical examiners spokesperson Andrew WATRY - claims some schools are pressuring parents to put children on ritalin.] [Dr. Linda NATHANSON - fears some teachers use drug as means of controlling children.] [Cassie CUNNINGHAM - defs. ritalin's use on son Jason.] [Teacher Gail SHARBER - agrees.] [Parent Lavarne PARKER - opposes using drug instead of teaching problem child.] National investigation mentioned underway.
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