This HND piece examines how the widely-publicized notion of "fake news" has now crossed over into the relatively obscure world of addiction treatment. We focus on story run in the Washington Post, that merited something beyond elementary fact checking.
The bare facts—as stated by the writer (a resident physician with a fancy academic background)—were true enough. The problem is that he has no appreciation of the context, and betrays a shocking ignorance into the basics of addiction treatment, let alone simple pharmacology.
Like much of what's published in the WaPo, this one was heavy on agenda, and light on reality.
Read the complete article.