Supreme Court Rules: Psychiatrist may be sued in death — (Asbury Park Press)Thursday, July 27th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Prozac becomes suicidal and unstable. Wellbutrin added, Prozac dose upped, Lithium added. She commits suicide. Husband sues doctor.
Camp checklist: Sunscreen, bug spray, and Zoloft — (The Rutland Herald)Sunday, July 16th, 2006SSRI Ed note: One third of kids sent to camp are on psychoactive meds in 2006. One 11-yr-old child gets Concerta, Clonidine and Wellbutrin.
Mother, son and Nashua teenager missing, Police say they may be heading out West — (The Concord Monitor)Thursday, June 22nd, 2006SSRI Ed note: Counselor on Prozac and Wellbutrin has relationship with teen client, they run off together with her young son.
Woman is back in jail after SUV incident — (Deseret News)Tuesday, May 9th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Woman on 2 SSRIs tries to kill estranged husband by driving into building to run him over.
Doctor talks of meds’ effect on defendant — (The Oregonian)Wednesday, April 19th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man on Serzone (now withdrawn from US market), Wellbutrin starts downward spiral, murders wife. Misinformation about "bilpolar". Mental illness blamed.
Angel in the French classroom — (The Star-Ledger)Friday, March 24th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Teacher taking Wellbutrin to stop smoking almost dies from a seizure caused by the medication, but is saved by a student who knows CPR.
From anxiety to suicide — (Los Angeles Times)Monday, February 13th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man has chest pains, doctor first gives him Wellbutrin, no improvement, gets Paxil, hangs himself three days later.
83-year-old found not guilty, freed in Wellbutrin case — (King5.com)Sunday, February 12th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Elderly man takes Wellbutrin and stabs wife of 60 years.
Family talks about prescription trials — (News 14 Carolina)Sunday, February 5th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Well-adjusted teen, 16, breaks up with girlfriend, GP prescribes Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Paxil, becomes a "monster", "violent", gets off meds, is OK again.
Father got help, but woes lingered — (Bergen.com)Saturday, November 19th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Wellbutrin turns depressed man violent and delirious, he charges officer, is shot and killed by police.
Faker to serve time, repay moneyThursday, November 10th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Woman on Wellbutrin fakes cancer to get sympathy and benefits at the expense of her friends.
Shawn Colvin’s Battle Against the Blues, Grammy-winning singer encourages others to fight, and overcome, depression— (Health Day News)Tuesday, October 25th, 2005SSRI Ed note: GSK pays singer to "raise awareness" of depression and to convey the message that antidepressants are effective as a tactic to increase sales.
August 24 DC Protest Against the FDA- What’s Everybody Mad About? — (OpEdNews)Thursday, August 11th, 2005SSRI Ed note: 22% of young people taking SSRIs will experience serious psychiatric side effects. None will be helped. Many will die by suicide.
More Celebrities Finding Roles as Antidepressant Advocates — (The New York Times)Monday, March 21st, 2005SSRI Ed note: Drug companies pay celebrities to "increase awareness" of depression, portray it as "illness", which in turn increases antidepressant sales. This is legal.
Accused teen planned to kill parents, court told – Westminster detective testifies in death of boy’s dad — (The Denver Post)Wednesday, February 16th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Teen given Wellbutrin (for ADHD!) enters "downward spiral", starts saving the pills to poison his parents but kills his Dad violently before that happens.
Doctor Sued After Orlean Suicide — (Cape Cod Online)Thursday, January 27th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Doctor keeps trying different SSRIs for woman upset about broken ankle, none work but he keeps medicating her until she commits suicide. Husband sues.
Documents released in alleged sex case — (Ocala Star-Banner)Friday, December 3rd, 2004SSRI Ed note: Teacher on Paxil and Wellbutrin has sexual affair with 14-yr-old student. Charged, she claims insanity.
New Investigation: Death of 16 Year-Old Girl, State of Pennsylvania After FDA Warning Was Issued — (AbleChild.org)Monday, September 20th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Woman helps family understand that Wellbutrin withdrawal was probable cause of 16-year-old daughter's suicide
Coroner: Rick James Died Of Heart Attack — (Billboard)Friday, September 17th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man on Aprozolam, Diazepam, Bupropion, Citalopram, Hydrocodone, Chlorpheniramine, Digoxin, methamphetamine, and cocaine dies of heart failure.
Teenage girl died after cocktail of drink and tablets — (The Huddersfield Examiner)Thursday, August 12th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Teen. 16, threatens to kill herself if boyfriend leaves, he leaves, she drinks, takes an overdose and dies. Coroner does not render suicide verdict.
Mapping the road to suicide — (Los Angeles Times)Monday, June 14th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Edwin Shneidman psychological autopsy of Arthur misses the most serious potential problem - antidepressants.
Police: Teen killed sitter over parties — (The Des Moines Register)Saturday, January 31st, 2004SSRI Ed note: Divorced mom is completely shocked when her 16-yr-old son, on Concerta and Wellbutrin, kills the housesitter, his therapist and himself.
A Doctor’s Toxic Shock — (New York Times)Sunday, January 4th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Doctor takes Wellbutrin, discovers it has terrible side effects, realizes what patients who cannot metabolize it must experience.
Neighbors say Wright was ‘going downhill’ before the crime — (The Mobile Register)Monday, October 13th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed first-generation antihistamine, Topomax and Wellbutrin puts 14-month old baby in oven on broil. Mental illness is blamed.
Cops had prior problems with former deputy charged in murder-for-hire plot — (King County Journal)Thursday, July 31st, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac tries to hire hit man to kill his family
Allan Routhier — (FDA 2004 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGIC DRUGS ADVISORY COMMITTEE WITH THE PEDIATRIC SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE ANTI-INFECTIVE DRUGS ADVISORY COMMITTEE)Tuesday, July 15th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Woman, never depressed, and 9-yr-old die by suicide on Wellbutrin
In shooter’s apartment: ammo, antidepressants — (Boston Globe)Thursday, April 10th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Woman on Zoloft and Wellbutrin commits murder suicide.
Papers say fatal crash a suicide try — (The Lincoln Journal Star)Friday, December 20th, 2002
Woman pleads guilty to fatally slashing baby — (USA Today)Monday, December 9th, 2002
TOOK ZYBAN TO GET ME OFF NICOTINE – NOW MY WHOLE LIFE IS IN RUINS — (Daily Record)Friday, April 26th, 2002
Anti-depressant may be linked to man's death: Quebec coroner — (CBC News)Wednesday, January 23rd, 2002
Kidnapping suspect jailed without bond — (Palatka Daily News)Tuesday, October 16th, 2001
No Longer the Same after Six Months on Psychotropics — (Survivor Stories)Monday, December 18th, 2000
In Prozac We Trust Health officials worry that nation is becoming over-medicated — (The Denver Post)Tuesday, July 11th, 2000
MEDICINES FOR THE MIND — (The Washington Times)Sunday, May 7th, 2000
STAMPER’S APPEAL IS DENIED COURT REJECTS INSANITY CLAIM — (The Commercial Appeal)Wednesday, March 15th, 2000
Teen allegedly confessed to killing mom — (Boston Herald)Saturday, March 11th, 2000
Troubles plague suspect; Grandparents still shocked about slaying accusation — (Charleston Daily Mail)Tuesday, August 24th, 1999
Teen confesses to gunning down family — (Associated Press)Wednesday, December 2nd, 1998SSRI Ed note: Court orders teen arrested for theft to take Wellbutrin, the next year he shoots and kills 5 people: his parents, grandfather, brother and his girlfriend.
New Murder Trial Denied — (Sun Sentinal)Saturday, May 16th, 1998SSRI Ed note: Man on Wellbutrin, Prozac, Depakote, and Lithium beats 82-yr-old woman to death in a frenzy. Cocaine and alcohol are blamed.