Archive for Effexor (venlafaxine) – Page 4

SSRI Ed note: Woman on Effexor talks openly about plans to kill husband, then carries out the plan, giving him an overdose of the med and burning him in their trailor.
Serial killer convicted of murder — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on neurolepyics long term, suffers physical problems, aggression, finally to delusions causing 4 murders. More drugs added, he dies by suicide at 25.
Moms-to-be who stop medication risk depression relapse — (The Seattle Times)
SSRI Ed note: Article espouses notion that stopping antidepressants leads to "relapse", instead of withdrawal effects, which are the actual problem.
Coroner decides depressive illness led to man’s suicide — (Hunts News)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Effexor hangs himself from banister, brother suspects medication is the cause, but Coroner rules cause was depression.
OSU’s Sutton charged with aggravated DUI — (Houston Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Long-time university basketball coach takes Effexor, drinks too much and drives, causes accident.
Douglas Richardson v. Glaxosmithkline — (United States District Court, W.D. Tennessee)
SSRI Ed note: Paxil makes man suicidal but lawsuit fails because of lack of proof of causality between the drug and the suicide attempts. Took other A/D as well.
‘Physical’ — (New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Author's son given Effexor and Paxil for depression dies, implication is suicide, he sues.
Lifestyles of the sick and famous — (The Eye Opener)
SSRI Ed note: Man depressed after accident given Effexor, causes problems due to mania.
Man gets 40 years for ’04 murder / Boner used ‘sleeper hold’ to kill his girlfriend — (The State Journal-Register)
SSRI Ed note: Man. 30, medicated since 15, illegal drug user in withdrawal from Effexor, strangles girlfriend. Mental illness blamed. Gets 40 yrs for 1st degree murder.
Agent says VA suspect bipolar — (Fayetteville Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Effexor murders his lover of 11 years when she wants to end their relationship.
Man held in ax attack to get psychiatric help — (Press Republican)
SSRI Ed note: 20-yr-old on Effexor attacks parents
Wife of killer blames drugs — (The Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: "Loving, caring" takes Effexor, becomes first a basket case then a "monster" who stabs two prostitutes to death. Faces major jail sentence.
It’s ruled sleep sex — (
SSRI Ed note: Man on Effexor drinks, has sex with woman with no consent, court recognizes actions due to parasomnia, acquits him. Connection to medication not identified.
Slaying suspect: I `just snapped’ He and his wife had argued about money, officials say Larry Roberson told them — (The Orlando Sentinel)
SSRI Ed note: Man, part of problem couple, takes Effexor, murders his wife.
Axe killer locked up indefinitely — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man is fed neuroleptics and venlafaxine surreptitiously by his mother, a few weeks after 75 mg Effexor added he stabs, kills a friend. Mental illness blamed.
Schuylkill resident charged in trucker’s death was mentally ill, testimony says — (The Morning Call)
SSRI Ed note: Father of man on medication since childhood dies. Man does not sleep or eat for days, shoots trucker on Interstate highway.
The demise of Dr. Kazigo: Son planned father’s murder — (Newsday)
SSRI Ed note: Man from close family, on Effexor, plans and executes the bludgeoning death of his father, a surgeon.
August 24 DC Protest Against the FDA- What’s Everybody Mad About? — (OpEdNews)
SSRI Ed note: 22% of young people taking SSRIs will experience serious psychiatric side effects. None will be helped. Many will die by suicide.
Police Officer Shot by Man in 3 Day Effexor Withdrawal — (Shreveport Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from Effexor flies into rage, abuses wife, shoots and kills a policeman, commits suicide.
ANDY’S LAST SECRET — (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist mom gives son, 19, Effexor, ups dose, he tries heroin, dies. State will not prosecute because of SNRI, mom believes heroin the problem.
Pills prescribed by psychiatrists have triggered safety concerns — (
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, on Paxil and boy 11 on Zoloft and Effexor commit suicide. Parents seek lawsuit. Psychiatrists spout inaccurate pharma marketing hype.
Documentary speaks to medication of kids — (Palm Beach Post)
SSRI Ed note: Woman whose grandson, 6, given many meds, improved when off them, makes a film about medicating children. Includes teen who attempted suicide on Effexor.
Bullying’s tragic results — (Lincoln Journal Star)
SSRI Ed note: Sensitive student, 17, has social problems, is bullied. He tries Effexor, then Prozac, and kills himself. Bullying is blamed.
TRAGEDY: Student found hanging from tree — (The Peterborough Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 21, prescribed Effexor for irritable bowel syndrome hangs himself 11 days after starting the drug.
Drugs linked to Agnes’ murder — (The Chester Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking Effexor and Amitriptyline, uses illegal drugs, bludgeons an elderly friend to death. Interaction between cocaine and tricyclic blamed.
Dreams, steroids, death – a ballplayer’s downfall — (SFGate)
SSRI Ed note: Promising baseball player on steroids, trying to get off Effexor has rages, downers, increasingly loses control, dies by suicide. Steroid alone gets blamed.
Breaking the silence — (The Times-Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Successful young man, distraught over break up, seeks help, instead gets pushed into the downward spiral psych drugs cause, finally commits suicide.
Woman reportedly steals truck — (The Register-Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Effexor steals a truck because she needs a ride, may face jail term.
Girl in drug tragedy riddle — (Manchster Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Student, 20, already recovering from disappointment over course, is prescribed Effexor, she has a terrible reaction to it and dies.
Mark L. Sandifur v. State of Indiana — (Justia U.S. Law)
SSRI Ed note: Woman dies of combining methodone and venlafaxine. Methodone is blamed because she did not have a valid prescription for it.
Family sues drug firms, doctors over suicide — (
SSRI Ed note: 3 doctors: Cannon, Cassidy and Coy drug 11-yr old with Zoloft; increase dose as he worsens, then add Effexor, he hangs himself. Parents sue.
Man gets 30 years for double homicide — (The Providence Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Prozac, Vicodin, Xanex, Effexor and Elavil gets into a bar fight bar, kills two men. Diminished capacity agreed at trial, he gets 60 years.
Warning spurs caution on antidepressants in kids — (The Sacramento Bee)
SSRI Ed note: Girl, 14, given three antidepressants, then Effexor, commits suicide.
Another tragical Effexor/Efexor (venlafaxine) Suicide/Homicide — (
SSRI Ed note: Happily married, content retired police lieutenant with no enemies and no domestic problems takes Effexor for anxiety, kills his wife and himself.
Md. Teen Gets Life For Poisoning Friend, Parole a Possibility in Howard Slaying — (Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Effexor poisons his friend, sentenced to 25 years. After the tragedy the medication is "drastically reduced", his mom says he is himself again.
Treadway to spend 15 days in jail — (The Winchester Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Harvard educated lawyer takes Prozac, Zoloft and Effexor, defrauds client, loses his career.
A Bitter Pill — (Sydney Morning Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on Effexor tried to kill herself and her two daughters with car exhaust, is charged, judge agrees the drug was the cause. She serves no time.
Mapping the road to suicide — (Los Angeles Times)
SSRI Ed note: Edwin Shneidman psychological autopsy of Arthur misses the most serious potential problem - antidepressants.
Woman guilty of murdering lover — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on venlafaxine, in volatile relationship, plans to confront lover over derogatory trext messages, stabs him to death instead. Gets life.
Plane crash blamed on error, drug — (The Billings Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Experienced but impaired pilot taking Effexor, benadryl (like an SSRI) drinks, flies too low and slow, crashes plane and dies.
31-Year-Old Female Shows Marked Improvement in Depression, Agitation, and Panic Attacks after Genetic Testing Was Used to Inform Treatment — (Case Reports in Psychiatry)
SSRI Ed note: Genetic testing results in tailored treatment for woman with depression, agitation, panic attacks. Non-pharmaceutical solutions not considered.
Mother charged with killing toddlers in Monroe County fire — (
SSRI Ed note: Good mom takes Effexor, sets fire that kills her two toddlers. Mental illness is blamed.
Noah Wright Smith — (2006 FDA Hearings)
SSRI Ed note: Boy, 15, testifies at FDA hearings that all the drugs he was forced to take made him feel suicidal and violent.
SSRI Ed note: Influential medical columnists discover to their surprise that SSRIs really do cause suicidality despite failure of FDA to issue timely warnings.
‘Bin bag’ killer detained in hospital — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: NHS gets young man onto mind-altering drugs early. Result: illegal drug use, addiction, psychosis, violence, murder. Cannabis and drinking blamed.
Is it Prozac? Or Placebo? New research suggests that the miracles promised by antidepressants may be largely due to the placebo effect — (Mother Jones)
SSRI Ed note: Placebo cures woman's 30-year depression; she believed she was taking Effexor.
Taking steps for mental health: Hundreds participate in fund-raiser — (The Seattle Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man who takes Effexor and Zyprexa for anxiety and depression acknowledges they have not improved anything but takes them anyway.
Family, police mourn death Valparaiso officers wear black bands on badges in memory of comrade who took his own life — (Post-Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: 20 Year Veteran of Valparaiso Police Force takes Effexor, commits suicide.
Did Antidepressant Trigger A Manic Spending Spree? — (People’s Pharmacy)
SSRI Ed note: Man nearing retirement takes Effexor, makes his wife's life "a living hell", spends all their savings, refuses to listen to reason
In plea bargain, man admits killing wife — (UNION-TRIBUNE)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 80, on Xanax, Effexor and Prozac murders wife of 60 years.