EXPLOITING CHILDREN FOR PROFIT – SPONSORED BY DRUG COMPANY
> Thursday September 6, 6:00 am Eastern Time > Press Release > SOURCE: Shire US Inc. > National Contest For Children With ADHD > 15 Winners To Receive $1,000 Gift Certificate Each > FLORENCE, KY--(INTERNET WIRE)--Sep 06, 2001-- WHAT: > The Many Colors of ADHD is a nationwide calendar artwork and writing contest > designed to give children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder > (ADHD) an opportunity to express their feelings about how the disorder > affects their lives and reward them for their creativity. The contest will > culminate in a total of $15,000 in prizes and the publication of a special > full-color calendar featuring the words and artwork of children with ADHD. > WHO: with ADHD ages 6 to 16 are eligible to enter The Many Colors of ADHD > calendar contest by creating artwork, short essays, or poems portraying how > in some way ADHD affects their lives. Suggested topics include: > > - How I cope with having ADHD > - People who help me with ADHD > - How I listen to my teacher > ... > The contest is sponsored by Shire US Inc., an ADHD support > company. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. > Employees of Shire US Inc. and their families are not eligible > to enter.
[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
Libel: a written statement or graphic representation, especially in
published form, that damages a persons reputation. The act or crime of publishing
such a statement. Any defamatory or grossly unflattering statement.
Defame: to attack the good name or reputation; libel; slander.
Slander: a false statement that damages another's reputation.
Saying someone has ADHD, an always-fictition, never objectively verifiable
condition, which imparts, falsely, that the child/person has an abnormal
brain, a disease, a disabling disease, is to defame, slander, libel.