Archive for Indiana (IN)

Darlington mom sentenced to 120 years for murdering her children — (The Journal & Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Woman diagnosed with depression becomes "unemotional", kills her children and attempts suicide the same month. 99.9% chance she took antidepressants.
Lost, resentful, thinking about ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ he found little boy’s house, accused killer said — (The Herald-Leader)
SSRI Ed note: Nurse on narcotics, antidepressants kills 8-yr-old boy during psychotic episode. Marijuana blamed. Potential death penalty.
Former IU student charged in attack on Muslim woman gets 1 year on probation, Investigation determines attack not a hate crime — (The Herald Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teen taking stimulant + antidepressant drinks, violently attacks woman, is charged, has to leave university. Totally out of character.
The killing of Alex Myers: Mental illness and police and the state of crisis intervention in Indianapolis — (The Indy Star)
SSRI Ed note: Men known to be depressed and suicidal, most almost certainly on antidepressants, are shot, killed by police.
Distraught people, Deadly results – Officers often lack the training to approach the mentally unstable, experts say — (Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, on depression medication since the age of 12, enters police station with knife, claims to have a gun, is shot by police. Other stories too.
Husband enters not guilty plea in wife’s murder — (Post-Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Xanax, Zoloft and Valium, as well as sleep medication appears to have murdered his wife although he denies it and may not remember.
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
Father charged after 1-year-old ODs on antidepressants — (Indy Star)
Suit filed over jail hanging claims medication denied — (Portage
Military hopes antidepressant nasal spray will prevent suicides — (NBC News)
JOHN BERRY v. STATE OF INDIANA — (Appeal from the Marion Superior Court)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed, given psychotropic mood-stabilizers, antianxiety, antidepressant meds, violently attacks a man with hammer for no reason, charged, convicted.
Coroner defends autopsy report on woman’s death in hospital's ER — (Herald Times)
Son With No Criminal Past & Good Family Man Hires a Hit Man to Kill his Father
Woman Drowns Herself in the White River
Soldier faces international scrutiny, death penalty — (The Post Chronicle)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier sees 8 in his unit killed incl 2 friends, given Zoloft, Trazadone, becomes delusional, shoots prisoner, diagnosed schizophrenic, court marshalled.
Grandmother Deliberately Injures 6 Month Old Granddaughter: Attempts Suicide
Employee Shoots Through Door of Office Manager: Police Say He Was trying to Kill Manager
Notre Dame silent on teen’s death — (South Bend Tribune)
Firefighter Becomes Violent: Mixed Cymbalta With Alcohol, a Dangerous Combo
Mother Abandons her 3 Year Old Daughter in Grocery Store Parking Lot at Night
Fixing depression takes more than a pill: coroner — (Courier and Press)
Postpartum: Mother Kills 3 Month Old Baby
27 Year Old Shoots Man Outside of Bar: Alcohol Also Involved
Glaxo, Paxil and the Catholic Church Sex Abuse Cover-up: Drug Implicated in Suicide of Priest — (CBS News)
It's Not a Game: Diary of a Private Investigator/Bounty Hunter — (AuthorHouse)
Forty-One Percent of Suicides in a County in Indiana Were on Antidepressant:First 6 Months of 2009
Two Teen-Aged Girls Kill Selves: Coroner Is Alarmed at Link Between These Suicides & Depression Meds
Woman Attempts Suicide by Cop—(
CST Indiana Summary — (Tristate home page)
SSRI Ed note: Correctional nurse on antidepressants (likely Prozac since she stole that) forges inmate prescriptions, is caught, charged.
Argos woman’s family says police aren’t to blame for shooting — (WSBT News)
SSRI Ed note: Man treated for depression dislikes antidepressants, marriage breaks down, he shoots his wife and himself. She dies, he survives.
Suicides approach record rate: County logs 23 through July — (The Courier Press)
SSRI Ed note: One Indiana county notices that most of of the people who died by suicide were on antidepressants.
Federal Judge Reverses Preemption Ruling in Indiana Paxil Suicide Case — (ExpertClick)
SSRI Ed note: Beloved Catholic priest, never suicidal, takes Paxil, gets akathesia, is paranoid, kills himself after mass one day, his sister sues GSK.
FDA News, Drug Daily Bulletin: Litigators Set Sights on Chantix — (FDA News)
SSRI Ed note: Man starts Chantix (similar to SSRI) for smoking cessation, dies by violent suicide less that 3 months later. His widow sues Pfizer.
Boy charged with felonies in Reitz lockdown — (The Courier and Press)
SSRI Ed note: Narrow escape: Parents decide teen depressed, psychologist prescribes antidepressants, he gets worse, dose increased, he becomes suicidal, takes gun to school.
Suspect’s release frightens victim — (South Bend Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: After man starts Paxil, Devil tells him what to do. He hits another man over the head with a metal bar.He is charged. Mental illness blamed.
Mother & Daughter Commit Suicide Together — (14 News)
SSRI Ed note: Suicidal mom on antidepressants talks daughter, into suicide pact. They buy rifles, shoot selves. Depression blamed. Coroner seeks reason for suicide increase.
Sheridan woman, 28, charged in adopted baby’s death — (The Indianapolis Star)
SSRI Ed note: Adoptive mom prescribed Xanax, Lexapro to ward off potential return of depression shakes her adopted 13-month old to death in a fit of rage.
Grudge led to two arsons, man says — (The Post-Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants seeks revenge on neighbour, drinks, sets wrong car on fire.
30 deaths in Vanderburgh County already exceed 2006 total — (Evansville Courier and Press)
SSRI Ed note: County coroner notices that "many" of its record # suicides, including 10-yr-old, were taking antidepressants. Interpreted that depression is cause.
Police: Mother Mixed Prozac with Applesauce, Gave It to Child — (WISHTV)
SSRI Ed note: Mom on Prozac feeds it to her 12-yr-old. 3 docs testify that: "When not prescribed, Prozac can cause a range of medical problems..." But prescribed it's OK?
Leniency plea postpones Espinoza sentence — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants steals and spends $250,000 of her son's military life insurance that was supposed to be for his daughter, her granddaughter.
 Lawsuit: Drug caused son’s suicide — (NYI Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on Paxil dies by suicide, GSK's Andrew Bayman trots out usual lie that depression caused death, med did not have time to take effect. It did.
Family, friends upset with Seiner verdict — (Greene County Daily World)
SSRI Ed note: Young man with no history of crime or violence given Prozac for depression, kills a woman, no motive, can't explain, gets 69 years. Medication not suspected.
Husband charged in attack with pipe — (The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
SSRI Ed note: Elderly man put on antidepressants, attempts to kill wife and self. He is charged. Wife recognizes that medication is to blame.
Farewell, Randall Tobias, the Man Who Turned His Wife’s Suicide into a Sales Pitch for Prozac — (Information Liberation)
SSRI Ed note: Former CEO of Eli Lilly, Randall Tobias admits first wife or 28 yrs found Prozac no help, stopped it, committed suicide. Also admits to use of prostitutes.
Police: Fatal fire set by suicidal family member — (WHAS 11)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Prozac and amphetamine, takes more than normal, sets fire that kills her mother, daughter, grandson and self.
Shooting suspect was turning corner on troubled past — (WTHR 13)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on antidepressant medication is pulled over for speeding, gets into fatal shootout with police.
Suspect’s mother says son was on anti-depressants — (WTHR 13)
SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with bipolar, on "heavy doses" of Wellbutrin and Prozac, buys a gun and shoots 4 coworkers. Teasing is blamed.
Authorities: Teen’s Knife Attack At School Was Planned — (The Indy Channel)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on antidepressants plans knife attack against fellow students, seriously injures another teen, is charged with attempted murder.
ROBERSON v. STATE — (Leagle)
SSRI 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.