Pretty Little Liars accused of violating Canadian law with ADHD drug use

Pretty Little Liars (M3TV screengrab)

Pretty Little Liars (M3TV screengrab)

ANGELA HENNESSY, Special to the Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:42 PM ET

TORONTO - A group of doctors, lawyers and researchers have targeted the ABC family show Pretty Little Liars, saying it violates Canadian law by portraying the misuse of a prescription drug in several episodes.

Adrienne Shnier, a PhD candidate at York University, said the group has filed a complaint about the popular show — now in its fourth season on Bell Media’s M3TV — with the CRTC, Canada’s regulatory agency for broadcasting.

The show incorporates a subplot that has a main character abusing ADHD medication — identifiable as Adderall, a drug that has been widely misused by teens and college students.


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