Archive for Hawaii (HI)

Maui man appears in court for allegedly killing estranged wife — (KHON 2)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes Ambien, stabs and kills former girlfriend, stabs 2 others, does not remember anything after taking the meds.
Man arrested in Salt Lake stabbing death of wife — (Hawaii News Now)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 65, in happy marriage 35 years, murders his wife and attempts suicide after starting antidepressants. Family shocked. Mental illness blamed.
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
Soldier’s suicide a puzzle — (The Star Advertiser)
27 Year Old Points Gun at People on Street: Wants Police to Shoot Him
For One Family, Decision to Reject Treatment Ends With Tragic Death — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Aggressive young boy given depakote, becomes suicidal. Graduates to booze, illegal drugs, murders his mom. Dad blames lack of lack of drug treatment.
Man held in Obama threats — (Honolulu Star Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Man with strange ideas "treated" with neuroleptics, antidepressants. He develps paranoid ideas re: President, collects arsenal. Attested.
Tripler plans to release soldier who held off Hawaii police in standoff — (The Honolulu Star Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Young veteran on antidepressants suffers nightmares, has stand-off with police during manic episode, attempts suicide.
Prison garb awaits costume bandit — (Honalulu Star Bulletin)
SSRI Ed note: Man takes stimulants with Prozac, commits multiple robberies wearing costumes, gets 9 years.
Suicide plea failed at Tripler; veteran dead — (The Honalulu Star Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran on antidepressants has recurring thoughts of suicide, specific plan, hospital does not take situation seriously, he is not admitted, dies by suicide.
Father’s murder charge reduced; The B&B operator still faces a 45-year term in the 2003 killing of his 8-year-old girl — (The Honalulu Star-Bulletin)
SSRI Ed note: Man with "mild temperament", on "antidepressants and other medications" makes strange statements, kills daughter, tries to kill son, convicted of manslaughter.
TOGUCHI v. SOON HWANG CHUNG (Doctor who kills man with prescription drugs not held responsible for his death) – (United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit)
SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking prescribed Seroquel, Klonopine, Tranxene, Zoloft, behaves strangely. Dr. adds two drugs, he dies of drug toxicity. Dr escapes blame.
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.
Son’s death gives birth to support group — (West Hawaii Today)
SSRI Ed note: Young man on antidepressant overreacts to possibility of HIV infection, immediately commits suicide.
Pacheco trial delayed until March — (West Hawaii Today)
SSRI Ed note: Police detective on Zoloft brutally murders his wife; is sentenced to life in prison.
Prozac Data Kept From Trial — (NARPA)
SSRI Ed note: Eli Lilly patent application for Cymbalta claims (incorrectly) that the new drug does not have bad side effects of Prozac including suicidality and violence.
Parents allege Prozac caused son to commit suicide — (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, takes Prozac, emails friend describing symptoms of akathisia, commits suicide. Parents sue Eli Lilly. Case is settled.
Prozac’s role in Maui deaths going to court — (Honalulu Star-Bulletin)
SSRI Ed note: Well-loved, church-going family man, no history of violence, takes Prozac, after 11 days stabs himself and wife to death. Lilly lies at trial, wins lawsuit.