Famous Comic Writer Dies of Accidental Overdose of Prozac & WellbutrinWednesday, October 20th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Comedy writer prescribed Prozac and Wellbutrin dies of overdose (of these meds)
Joy for Mirjana Lucic; A Journey to Hell and Back — (Bleacher Report)Thursday, September 16th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Up and coming tennis player a force to be reckoned with until she takes Wellbutrin.
Case closed in March road rage murder-suicide — (Mountain Democrat)Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
What We Don’t Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Torture — (The Bleader)Thursday, July 1st, 2010SSRI Ed note: Zoloft and Wellbutrin withdrawal cause man to lose sleep, which in turn causes delirium.
Horror comes home: Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder — (Canadian Family Physician)Saturday, May 1st, 2010
Manhattanville mom describes choking ‘rude’ daughter — (Lohud)Thursday, March 18th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Mum on Wellbutrin charged with strangling her "rude" teenage daughter then attempting suicide.
Coroner's jury rules cause of death of man shot by Taser 'undetermined' — (The State Journal-Register)Thursday, March 4th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac, Wellbutrin breaks into neighbours' home, beats a woman, is subdued, dies en route to hospital.
US Kids Represent Psychiatric Drug Goldmine — (Truthout)Sunday, December 13th, 2009
Chantix User almost Killed Himself Or Someone Else—(Lawyersandsettlements.com)Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
Parents’ Worst Nightmare — (Bethesda Magazine)Thursday, April 23rd, 2009SSRI Ed note: Attractive, athletic teen taking Wellbutrin, Abilify & Effexor gets driving ticket with friend, (also in therapy), they react by killing themselves.
Details emerge in Middletown family murder-suicide —(The Frederick News-Post)Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009SSRI Ed note: Man on cocktail of antidepressant and other meds kills his wife and 3 young children, then himself. Financial worries are blamed.
Santa Clara County jails cut off prescription-drug pipeline—(mercurynews.com)Monday, April 6th, 2009
Muslim woman critical of Gilbert police treatment—(AZCentral.com)Monday, March 23rd, 2009SSRI Ed note: Woman taking Wellbutrin, stopped by police when her car is swerving, blames racial profiling when police suspect she is intoxicated.
ALEXANDER v. STATE—(leagle.com)Tuesday, March 17th, 2009
Teen pleads guilty to second-degree murder, conspiracy in her mother’s stabbing death—(the-dispatch)Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
Jackson firefighter blames assault on meds. Man accused of beating wife on New Year’s Eve — (The Clarion-Ledger)Thursday, January 8th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Happily married man, no previous incidents, given antidepressant to quit smoking, drinks beer, beats up wife in front of small children, is charged. Blames meds
Trial begins in 2006 workplace killing — (The Chicago Tribune)Thursday, January 8th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Man on Wellbutrin, Ambien stabs boss to death with knife, sentenced to 40 years. Appeal re: involuntary intoxication denied, court disagrees meds key factor.
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.
Lawsuit blames scientist’s suicide on psychiatrist — (TradingMarkets)Sunday, October 19th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist prescribes 3 SSRIs, 2 Z-drugs, 2 "antipsychotics"+ a dementia drug to physicist, he dies of drug toxicity . Hardly surprising. Wife files lawsuit.
Expert says reasons are many; Petaluma building official may have been taking medication — (The Press Democrat)Thursday, September 25th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Suicide "expert" thinks job loss caused unexpected suicide of building official, his daughter understands it was Wellbutrin, noting that it "altered his mind".
Forciea sues ex-psychotherapist, claiming misdiagnosis — (The Star Tribune)Saturday, May 17th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Prominent sports marketer and political mastermind is prescribed Wellbutrin, he inexplicably turns to fraud, loses everthing, thinks he is bipolar.
Meds Taken by Ship’s Pilot Led to Action — (Associated Press)Wednesday, April 9th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Ship's pilot on diazepam (Valium), bupropion (Wellbutrin) & many other meds unable to navigate properly, causes accident, fuel spill.
Guest Commentary: Senseless Acts of Violence: From the shooter’s family point of viewSaturday, March 15th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man used to helping others deal with dependency stops his Wellbutrin, drinks heavily, shoots neighbour, kills himself.
Uncomfortably numb — (The Globe and Mail)Thursday, March 13th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Talented writer describes her loss of emotional response while taking antidepressants.
Psychologist Sued by Family for Daughter’s Death — (Lawyers and Settlements)Tuesday, March 4th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Young woman takes Zoloft, stops grieving for injured boyfriend, takes up with 40-yr psychologist who gives her lots of drugs, she dies by overdose. Family sues.
Woman’s death ruled suicide by overdose — (The Daily Miner)Monday, February 18th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Woman dies by overdosing on Wellbutrin.
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.
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.
Dallas child molester going back to prison — (The Dallas Morning News)Thursday, August 30th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Child molester on Wellbutrin violates terms of parole, psychologist acknowledges med can make a person act on whatever thought enters his head.
Man found guilty of first-degree murder in drowning of tot — (The Arizona Republic)Wednesday, August 29th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man on Wellbutrin drowns toddler, claims med caused rage, prosecutor denies possibility, he is found guilty of 1st degree murder, gets 25 years.
Creve Coeur standoff death ruled a suicide. Family’s attorney says witnesses claim he was unarmed when shot — (The Peoria Journal Star)Friday, August 17th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man on Wellbutrin drinks, gets police to shoot him,saying he does not have the guts to kill himself. Coroner rules death suicide. Police awarded medal.
Lexapro related suicide? — (Drugs.com)Thursday, June 21st, 2007SSRI Ed note: Woman reports sister, anxious about pending divorce, tries Lazapro becomes suicidal, totally unable to cope, kills herself. Responder confirms suicidal urges.
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.
Warning: giving up smoking can seriously damage your health — (The Guardian)Tuesday, May 15th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man quitting smoking has an extreme negative reaction to Zyban (bupropion, or Wellbutrin) manages to hang on and avoid disaster.
Threats jolt two Rutherford schools — (Daily News Journal)Tuesday, April 24th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Boy on Wellbutrin threatens classmates. Virginia Tech massacre blamed.
Antidepressants may not help fight bipolar disorder — (The Los Angeles Times)Thursday, March 29th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Research shows people with bipolar diagnosis do better with placebo than with Paxil, Wellbutrin. NIMH concludes new drugs needed; only solution is drugs.
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.
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.
UF alum remembered with scholarship — (The Gainesville Sun)Thursday, February 22nd, 2007SSRI Ed note: Professor at NYU prescribed Wellbutrin for "personality disorder", breaks with boyfriend, dies by suicide. Mental illness blamed.
‘I don’t want anyone to end up like me’ — (The Boston Globe)Friday, February 2nd, 2007SSRI Ed note: Former Patriots' linebacker with CTE takes Wellbutrin, Prozac, depression worsens, he becomes confused, unreliable, has memory lapses, loses relationship.
Toxicology reports find antidepressant — (Lansing State Journal)Thursday, February 1st, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man on Wellbutrin shoots and kills his ex-wife, her boyfriend, and himself.
Manslaughter charges filed — (Bartsville Examiner-Enterprise)Wednesday, January 24th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man taking Zyprexa, Ambien, Prozac and Wellbutrin drives, speeds, hits another car right off the road, killing a woman. Is clearly impaired.
POLICE SUSPECT OD IN MAN’S DEATH — (The Kentucky Post)Tuesday, January 16th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Friend of murder suspect, on wellbutrin and sertraline, involved in standoff, dies by suicide.
Suspect’s mother says son was on anti-depressants — (WTHR 13)Thursday, January 11th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with bipolar, on "heavy doses" of Wellbutrin and Prozac, buys a gun and shoots 4 coworkers. Teasing is blamed.
ROBERSON v. STATE — (Leagle)Monday, December 4th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, "never aggressive or violent before taking Weelbutrin" goes on and off the drug, stabs another teen while in withdrawal. Mental illness blamed.
Mixing alcohol and pills is dangerous — (Newsday)Thursday, November 30th, 2006SSRI Ed note: THe Graedons warn that mixing bupropion and escitalopram with booze could be fatal.
Local D.J.’s death accident, not homicide — (KGET News)Wednesday, November 15th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Disc jockey taking Wellbutrin has seizure, slumps into a position where she cannot breathe, dies.