The Last Tour – A decorated marine’s war within — (The New Yorker)Monday, September 29th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Brothers, one a decorated veteran marine, on trazodone and Zoloft for PTSD, die by suicide.
Michael TAYLOR v. STATE of Missouri — (FindLaw)Tuesday, August 26th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Inmate given psych drugs as child rapes, drowns classmate at 15. Given Trazodone, kills a fellow inmate while delirious the next year. Mental illness blamed.
Sandy officer’s DUII arrest surfaces — (The Sandy Post)Thursday, February 7th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Policeman on Wellbutrin, Trazodone, Celexa drives impaired, tries to get out of consequences, controversy ensues.
Marine gets sentence of time served — (The San Diego Union-Tribune)Saturday, December 15th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Soldier given Ambien, Trazodone, Valium for anxiety and insomnia kills iraqi soldier in rage, is charged, convicted.
Kids sedated before fatal Salt Lake County fire — (Deseret Morning News)Tuesday, October 30th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Mum separates from husband, prescribed Trazodone and Celexa, sedates her 3 children, starts a fire in house, stabs herself, all die.
Iowa Woman Accused of Drugging Salsa — (Google.com)Monday, October 15th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman puts her Trazodone in a salsa dip, making her friend sick. Authorities recognize that Trazodone is a "harmful substance" under these circumstances.
Who was Asa Coon? — (Cleveland.com)Wednesday, October 10th, 2007SSRI Ed note: "Smart" teen, 14, on Trazodone and another med since 12 yrs old, shoots and kills 2 teachers, 2 students and himself at his school.
State of Utah vs. Leonard Preston GALL — (FindLaw)Thursday, March 22nd, 2007SSRI Ed note: Teen given Paxil, Wellbutrin, Desyrel has terrible problems, esp in withdrawal. Violently murders mom who wanted him on drugs. Mental illness blamed.
Heavily medicated teen shoots, kills step-mom — (The Lahontan Valley News)Sunday, March 18th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Teen on Prozac, Trazodone and Topamax shoots her step-mother in the head, killing her. Another young life destroyed by psych meds.
Husband killed himself and wife after marriage break-up — (Get Reading)Friday, October 27th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man whose marriage has broken down after 40 yrs over disagreements re: finances is given antidepressants by GP. He stabs wife to death then jumps off cliff.
Douglas Richardson v. Glaxosmithkline — (United States District Court, W.D. Tennessee)Monday, January 30th, 2006SSRI 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.
Woman Who Killed Sons, Self Gave Warning Of Intent — (The Denver Channel)Wednesday, May 11th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Woman on Paxil, Trazodone, diet pill tells doctor of her violent and suicidal thoughts, backs down when probed, goes home and kills her kids and herself.
Details emerge in Epping deaths — (Seacoast Online)Saturday, February 26th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Divorced mom Paxil, Trazodone, Sonata, and Lorazepam threatens suicide, later drowns her daughter, 6, and hangs herself.
Why Did Julie Take Her Life? — (People.com)Monday, April 5th, 2004SSRI Ed note: College student with everything kills herself a week after starting two antidepressants.
Jealous boyfriend tells of death struggle — (the Yorkshire Post)Monday, October 6th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Irrationally paranoid man on antidepressants, following failed suicide attempt, strangles girlfriend he professes to love.
Pharmacologist testifies that drugs may have led to pipe bomb killings — (Pittsburgh Live)Wednesday, May 22nd, 2002
Mother saw no signs of trouble before ex-husband shot children — (Chicago Daily Herald)Sunday, April 14th, 2002
Suspect (in Wakefield murders) was taking drugs for depression — (Boston Herald)Friday, December 29th, 2000SSRI Ed note: Man on Paxil, Desyrel and Prozac (recent dosage increase) brings gun to workplace, shoots 7 co-workers. Mental illness blamed, insanity doubted.
What Happened to Caitlin? — (Glenn and Mary McIntosh)Tuesday, August 1st, 2000SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrists drive 12-yr-old to suicide with drugs
Expert Rebuts Drug Defense — (Daytona Beach News-Journal)Wednesday, June 21st, 2000SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Effexor, Trazadone, Ativan, & Ambien for insomnia, depression, bludgeons girlfriend to death, pharmacist testifies drugs not responsible.
Woman Burns Down Own Home — (The Nashua Telegraph)Saturday, April 8th, 2000
A LIVING TESTAMENT — (The Miami Herald)Sunday, December 10th, 1995SSRI Ed note: Popular, successful psychotherapist takes Xanax, Prozac, Trazodone, other meds, is stressed, dies of heart failure, officially no explanation.
The Sam Kastanis Case — (HBO)Sunday, November 17th, 1991SSRI Ed note: Woman in withdrawal from Prozac, Trazodone stabs her 3 children, herself to death, husband is charged but escapes due to testimony of astute pathologist.