Documents reveal Hammad Memon’s father provided him medication — (FOX 6)

SSRI Ed note: Boy on Zoloft and Strattera (for ADHD) kills schoolmate.

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Posted: Jul 12, 2011 5:19 PM EDT

By Jack Madison 

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) – Court documents released with ‘s Grand jury indictment revealed Memon’s father provided the teen medication.

Memon is charged with the murder of 14-year-old classmate Todd Brown. Brown was shot and killed during a class change in February, 2010.

The documents contain an order from the judge barring Dr. Iqbal Memon’s father from prescribing or furnishing medication for his son. Also in that file, an ed-mail from a Decatur General Hospital official to the judge that said upon admission, Hammad Memon was prescribed Zoloft, a drug to treat depression, and Strattera for ADHD. Straterra is not a controlled substance, its listed potential side effects include suicidal thoughts and violent behavior.

Another letter from Decatur General stated “the medications were given to him by his father.”

According to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, except in emergencies, it is not appropriate for physicians to write prescriptions for controlled substances for themselves or immediate family members.

The board can suspend a doctor, put them on probation, revoke their medical license, or take no action, depending on the circumstances. According to the ABME website, no action has been taken against Dr. Memon.

Court documents indicate a child psychiatrist did diagnose Hammad Memon and prescribe medication, and that his father, who is a pediatrician, was giving the boy the medication as well.