Evelyn Pringle: SSRI Pushers under Fire — (Scoop)Sunday, January 4th, 2009SSRI Ed note: With reference to GRassley inquiry, journalist exposes sleazy pharma tactics used to promote ineffective, dangerous SSRIs to doctors and the public.
Glenna Todovich Releases her son’s story to Show Pharmacuetical Drugs Effects — (Live-PR.com0Saturday, November 8th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Talented young man who recognized his health was being destroyed by SSRIs suffers horrific side effects, can't get off, finally takes his life after 10 years.
Open verdict on tree surgeon found hanged in Box Hill — (Surrey Today)Monday, November 3rd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man taking Effexor is depressed, attempts suicide, one night he drinks too much and hangs himself.
Killing ‘could have been stopped’ — (BBC News)Friday, October 10th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man given sertraline for workplace anxiety becomes depressed, suicidal, angry. Med switched to venlafaxine, he murders his former girlfiend, hangs himself.
State Police Officers Justified In Use Of Deadly Force In Death Of Darren Tufts — (WCAX3)Friday, September 5th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on high dose of Effexor carries weapon, threatens police, they shoot and kill him.
Geske ordered to stand trial for fatal crash — (Green Bay Press Gazette)Saturday, August 30th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Woman taking fluoxetine and venlafaxine drinks, races her car at 90 MPH, runs a light and crashes, killing 2 teens.
Probes find no motive for Ark. Democrat’s slaying — (Google News)Thursday, August 14th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Arkansas Democratic Party chairman Bill Gwatney assassinated by man on Effexor, police chase, shoot, kill him. No motive, everyone surprised.
Alicia Ann Altieri , 46Tuesday, August 12th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Woman close to family given 3 SSRI antidepressants, dies by suicide.
Alberts loses appeal, denied new trial — (The Lincoln Courier)Thursday, June 26th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on Lorezepam, Effexor sexually assaults estranged wife, intends suicide, she talks him out of it. Court rejects claim that meds a factor.
Down on the Cape? — (The Boston Globe)Thursday, June 26th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Pharmaceutical giant conducts bogus "research" as a cover for marketing its antidepressants [Zoloft & Effexor] implying that they alleviate depression.
When an antidepressant makes you anxious — (Newsday)Tuesday, June 24th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Newspaper columnist admits that antidepressants can cause anxiety and/or depression in some people and that everyone responds differently to meds.
Suspect in machete threat skips court, may have fled to Caribbean — (Bangor Daily News)Monday, June 16th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man takes Effexor, which causes him to become manic with element of psychosis, he threatens wife with machete. Bipolar blamed.
Defense witness: Haq was ‘insane’ — (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)Wednesday, May 14th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on 6 prescription drugs, incl Effexor for "mental illness" opens fire on a non-profit, killing 1, injuring 5. Mental illness blamed.
MEDICINES KILL SCHIZOPHRENIC — (North-West Evening Mail)Wednesday, May 7th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Young man on venlafaxine, clozapine, diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic - perhaps due to side effects - dies of massive heart attack caused by prescriptions.
Belleview woman charged with child neglect — (The Ocala Star-Banner)Sunday, April 20th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Effexor, Seroquel, drinks, drives car into ditch, neglects kids, is charged.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln student dies during Puerto Rico spring break trip — (KPTM Fox News)Monday, March 17th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Student taking Effexor, on school trip to Puerto Rico does a dive in the morning, later collapses and dies.
Uncomfortably numb — (The Globe and Mail)Thursday, March 13th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Talented writer describes her loss of emotional response while taking antidepressants.
Police blotter — (The Orion)Tuesday, February 19th, 2008SSRI Ed note: "Mentally ill person" on Effexor has delusions, takes overdose.
Report: Delta Burke in Psychiatric Hospital — (People)Wednesday, February 6th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Actress paid to pitch Effexor for Wyeth, deal comes to an end in 2004, in 2008 she is hopitalized for depression, OCD because her 5 meds "just not working".
Andrea Yates case: Yates found not guilty by reason of insanity — (CNN)Monday, December 31st, 2007SSRI Ed note: Dedicated mom of 5, former nurse, drugged into delusions with Haldol, Effexor, Wellbutrin, drowns 5 kids, found insane. Blame put to not enough Haldol.
Dr. Drug Rep — (The New York Times Magazine)Sunday, November 25th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Doctor relates his experience of being recruited to lie to other professionals about the benefits of Effexor, and how he came to realize what was happening.
Prosecutor wants to try juvenile as an adult — (The Bristol Herald Courier)Monday, November 5th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Troubled teen given Seroquel, Effexor shoots store clerk shortly after, motion to try him as adult. Role of medication not ID'd. Mental illness blamed.
Breaking the silence — (The Times-Tribune)Monday, November 5th, 2007SSRI Ed note: "Young, successful, handsome" man who "loved life" breaks up with girlfriend, given Lexapro, Xanax, Effexor, seroquel + 3 other meds plans, executes suicide.
Kerry Katona: ‘I’m taking drugs for bipolar disorder’ — (The Daily Mail)Tuesday, October 30th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Confused TV personality says she takes Effexor because it keeps her "keeps me a on a level and sane", also blames med for manic, bizarre behaviour on air.
Musician Feels “10 Times Worse” on Effexor — (Synthesis.net)Monday, October 22nd, 2007SSRI Ed note: Lead Singer of Of Montreal takes Effexor, and reports feeling "10 times worse".
Police Arrest Mother in Amir Hassan Death — (The Berkeley Daily Planet)Tuesday, October 16th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Boyfriend of single mom taking Klonapin, Effexor ends relationship, she kills her son and attempts suicide but lives.
An artist’s pain: The death of a gifted artist and JU professor leaves his widow with lingering questions about the medical treatment of depression — (The Florida Times-Union)Monday, October 15th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Talented artist switched from Zoloft to Effexor has problems with med, discontinues it, dies by suicide a week later.
Teenage Depression / Tackling Depression — (Hinduism Today)Saturday, September 1st, 2007SSRI Ed note: Indian physician explains why he recommends against prescribing antidepressants to young people.
Bomb-threat doctor may be detained — (The Seattle Times)Friday, July 27th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Doctor on Effexor misses flight, calls in bomb threat, flight diverted.
Suicide prompts lawsuit — (Bucks County Courier Times)Friday, July 27th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Depressed man released from hospital still feeling suicidal, with Prozac and just-increased dose of Effexor. He commits suicide. Wife sues.
Drug deaths surge higher — (AL.com)Sunday, July 8th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Epidemic of deaths from prescription meds in Alabama includes an overdose on Effexor.
Drugs might breed violence; Attacks on staff rise at Western State Hospital — (The News Tribune)Monday, May 28th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Washington hospital finds that increasing use of SSRI antidepressants and certain neuroleptics increases patient agitation, aggression, violence.
Self-Nonmedication — (The New York Times Magazine)Sunday, May 6th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Writer has terrible nightmares on Prozac, agonizing withdrawal from Effexor.
Overdose ruled in death at Heartland — (The Independent)Saturday, April 14th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man, 26, dies from venlafaxine (Effexor) overdose, coroner rules death accidental.
Girl wants $100,000 after she was given wrong drug — (The West Virginia Record)Friday, March 30th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, prescribed bactericidal is given Effexor by pharmacy instead, she suffers side effects and harm from lack or proper treatment.
Man has ‘rude awakening’ about mental health care — (Northern Life)Wednesday, March 28th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Effexor, Lorazepam and Amitripyline has an extreme negative reaction, learns that the system does not blame the meds and it not nice to victims.
Andersen killer sentenced to 20 years — (The Houston Chronicle)Friday, March 23rd, 2007SSRI Ed note: Lawyer knows that Effexor withdrawal causes violence but says his client was accountable when she murdered, though she cannot explain why. Gets 20 yrs.
Evolving epidemiology of drug-induced seizures reported to a Poison Control Center System — (Journal of Medical Toxicology)Saturday, March 3rd, 2007SSRI Ed note: California poison control study indicates that Wellbutrin, benedryl and Effexor are among leading seizure causing drugs.
Brother of inmate who died in jail may be planning lawsuit — (The Herkimer Telegram)Friday, December 29th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man arrested for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, dies in jail from lethal levels of venlafaxine & nortriptyline, following steady deterioration.
Venlafaxine implicated in many unexpected deaths in British Columbia — (CMAJ)Wednesday, December 13th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Chief Analyst for the B.C. Provincial Toxicology Centre implicates venlafaxine (Effexor) in well over 100 deaths not officially attributed to the drug.
Two dead after fatal mix of prescription drugs — (Townsville Bulletin)Sunday, November 12th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Two men take both Effexor and an MAOI and suffer severe akathisia, then death from serotonin syndrome.
ACKERMANN v. WYETH PHARMACEUTICALS — (Leagle)Tuesday, October 17th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man takes Celexa, changes physicians, takes Effexor, dislikes it, switches back to Celexa, dies by suicide. \Lawsuit disallowed on legal technical grounds.
Mentally-ill man ‘killed harmless soul’ — (Wales online)Friday, October 13th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man, 20, in withdrawal from Effexor stabs and kills man in park.
Mystery of farmer’s death haunts his family — (The Tennessean)Sunday, October 8th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Teetotalling farmer on Effexor drinks, dies in struggle for shotgun with employee. Wife blames depression, agonizes for missing non-existent warning signs.
No explanation for North Peoria murder-suicide — (The Journal Star)Friday, September 29th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man takes venlafaxine, shoots and kills his wife, his dog and himself.
The Porter family thanks friends — (The Sierra Sun)Friday, September 29th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man starts to take Effexor, kills himself unexpectedly.
She had dead spouse in the bathroom, lover in the closet — (CNN.com)Saturday, September 23rd, 2006SSRI Ed note: Woman on cocktail of drugs, including two SSRIs, murders husband while lover hides in closet
Woman stands by spouse who drowned tot in bathtub — (The Toledo Blade)Sunday, July 30th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man taking Effexor and Wellbutrin reports thoughts of killing his children, prompting psychiatrist to increase dosage of both, then he drowns son.
Drug connected to thoughts about killing — (Houston Chronicle)Monday, July 10th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Manufacturer adds warning to Effexor re: homicidal ideation. At Aug, 2016, still the only SNRI/SSRI with warning, despite worse record of other SSRIs.
Did military withhold correct treatment for mentally ill? — (The Philadelphia Inquirer)Monday, May 22nd, 2006SSRI Ed note: Army veteran on Effexor commits suicide,. Lack of counselling blamed.