How should the media cover steroids?

Question: How should the media cover steroids?

Gary Wadler: One of the great pleasures I’ve had over the last four or five years is to talk a lot to senior media columnists, editors and so on who really have begun to grasp the nature of this problem. Their questions are much more probing, much more insightful. I think that reporting has gone a long way to make young people aware of the dangers. I think for the older audience, they’ve provided opportunities to explain a variety of issues including the science. I think, you know, the media takes its hit an awful lot. But I would think on this one I got to give them a lot of credit. They really have helped to get that message across in a way it never would have been not too many years ago.

Recorded on: 04/25/2008

The media is finally grasping the nature of the problem, Wadler says.

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