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By Charly Groenendijk
July 27, 2004
Raymond F Noll, 58 – I received the following email from Tony Noll, who lost both of his parents due to the effects of Effexor/Efexor (venlafaxine):
I would like you to add my mother and father’s case to your list of deaths due to antidepressants. What is included in this article is essentially what happened…however, after more research and trying to figure out why this happened, we found that my father was prescibed Effexor 75mg for anxiety (MMPI showed he was NOT depressed) two days before.
“WAUPACA MURDER-SUICIDE” July, 3 2003 (http://www.wluk.com/common/article.shtml?article_id=1057280070057061)
My father was the type of man that really had no enemies. I think you would find it hard to find someone who would say something bad about him. It was a complete shock to everyone. My dad had some worried but both his doctor and his counselor who saw him that week said that he was NOT suicidal.
This came out of the blue. This was not my dad. In fact, if you would have told me the day before to take the guns out of the house because my dad could do this I would tell you that you were nuts and that he was not capable of this.
Sherlock Holmes said, “When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
Only one thing changed in my dad’s life. This drug. This drug changed my dad and changed all of our lives forever and what angers me the most is the pharmaceutical company tries to make excuses and claim that their drug is safe.
I am convinced certain people have a genetic predisposition to bad reactions to these medications….my dad is not the first person in my extended family that experienced a bad reaction to an antidepressant. His and my mother’s death, however have brought this problem to everyone’s attention.
July 3, 2003
WAUPACA, Wis. (AP) – A man killed himself Thursday morning while talking on the phone with a dispatcher, minutes after telling police he had shot his wife, authorities said.
Dead are Raymond F. Noll Jr., 58, a retired lieutenant of detectives for the West Allis Police Department, and his wife, Cynthia D. Noll, 56, both of Waupaca, authorities said.
“There is no doubt this is a homicide-suicide,” said Waupaca County Sheriff Steve Liebe. “No notes were found. He had indicated that he did some harm to his wife and we better come because he is going to do harm to himself. By the time we got here it was all over.”
Noll called the Waupaca County 911 dispatch center about 7:45 a.m.
“He said he killed his wife and he said he was going to kill himself,” said Detective Capt. Don Conat. “Then the phone was put down and the dispatcher heard a gunshot over the phone line.”
Both Noll and his wife were found dead in their bedroom, and a handgun was recovered from the scene, police said.
Cynthia Noll was found dead of a single gunshot wound, Liebe said.
The two had no known history of domestic problems, but the couple had other problems within their family, Conat said.
The Nolls moved to the area and into their retirement home about five years ago, Conat said.