Congressman Jamie Raskin shares son’s obituary: ‘The pain became overwhelming’ — (Today)Tuesday, January 12th, 2021SSRI Ed note: Talented, idealistic man dies by suicide after "long battle w. depression". Very likely antidepressants made him worse, suicidal. Parents blame "disease".
Judge rules prosecutors can see alleged newspaper shooter’s mental health records — (The Hill)Thursday, August 1st, 2019SSRI Ed note: Man with grudge against newspaper The Capital goes to newsroom, shoots 7, kills 5. Pleads NCR, judge rules prosecutors can access his "mental health" records.
Parents charged in death of preschooler with Newark ties — (The Newark Post)Wednesday, February 8th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man prescribed Trazadone, Seroquel gives them daily to his young son, 4, until the boy dies.
Woman accused of killing mother outside Eastpoint Mall was awaiting trial on charges she stabbed husband — (Baltimore Sun)Monday, June 13th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Woman on several antidepressants stabs husband as he sleeps, later has lunch with mother at mall, then fatally stabs, runs over her. No motive.
Her brain tormented her, and doctors could not understand why — (The Washington Post)Monday, September 14th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Woman given Klonopin, Ambien, Ativan, Xanax, nortiptyline, lithium, Zoloft, trazodone, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Prozac, Serzone, Paxil and Parnate finally dies.
Mom of boy found dead in swing indicted: manslaughter charge — (AP)Monday, September 14th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Toddler dies of exposure while his mom pushes him in swing
Bulmer pleads guilty in stabbing death of Ellicott City blogger Dennis Lane — (The Baltimore Sun)Friday, February 21st, 2014
La Plata doctor suspended after sex, drug misconduct — (The Maryland Gazette)Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Why is Violence Against Teachers Being Covered Up? — (TPNN)Monday, October 7th, 2013
Pasadena man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges — (Maryland Gazette)Friday, July 19th, 2013
Maryland couple files Zoloft wrongful death claim in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia — (Pennsylvania Record)Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Pilot Says Grace of God Saved Him in Plane Crash — (NBC Washington)Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Man Involved With Death Violates Probation And Gets Another Chance — (The Pocomoke Public Eye)Sunday, September 12th, 2010
Meta-analyses Suggest Antidepressants Are Only Marginally Better Than Placebo — (Medscape)Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Driver pleads guilty to killing Hanover woman: Defendant lost control of van while on medication — (The Baltimore Sun)Friday, March 5th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Man on methadone and antidepressants falls asleep at the wheel, kills a woman, keeps falling asleep even after the accident.
Troubled teen to be tried as adult in dad’s death — (NBC News)Monday, June 1st, 2009SSRI Ed note: Treatment for depression starts girl on downhill spiral, at 15, taking Cymbalta and Phenergan, she arranges to have her father killed.
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.
County police join frontlines in mental health — (Montgomery County Gazette)Friday, February 6th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Teen prescribed Lexapro, lithium makes disturbing post, is handcuffed, detained, told to take less meds, given huge bill for cost of involuntary "care".
Characteristics of Perpetrators in Homicide-Followed-by-Suicide Incidents: National Violent Death Reporting System—17 US States, 2003–2005 — (American Journal of Epidemiology)Saturday, November 1st, 2008SSRI Ed note: Study of murder-suicides omits consideration of meds as contributing cause of deaths. Even so, the data show evidence antidepressants often a factor.
Lingering pain, Tina Marie Winkley’s story— (The Frederick News Post)Tuesday, May 20th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man taking antidepressants drinks, leaves wife of 30 years, later beats her to death, dies by overdose.
Antidepressant use, progression to diabetes linked — (Endocrine Today)Thursday, March 13th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Study indicates that patients who take antidepressant medications are at increased risk for developing diabetes,
State officials say children’s health improving — (The Washington Examiner)Friday, October 19th, 2007SSRI Ed note: After 2007 black box warning introduced, rates of prescribing antidepressants to children drops in Maryland, suicide rate also drops.
I-Team: Public Defender Made Threats At Courthouse — (WBAL TV)Thursday, May 10th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Public defender taking Xanax and Zoloft threatens to shoot and kill co-workers and officials, is removed from duties.
Maryland Reservist killed by police after refusing deployment to Iraq — (Indy Bay News)Friday, December 29th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Decorated soldier returns from Afghanistan addicted to antidepressants, does not want to go to Iraq, is suicidal, barricades himself in house, shot by police.
THE LEGACY OF A CRIME (Part 1 of 2): Nobody was supposed to get hurt — (The Frederick News-Post)Sunday, November 26th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, on Prozac, Ambien, hospitalized for suicide attempt kills nurse in attempt to escape. Potential role of med never raised. Gets life in prison.
Did military withhold correct treatment for mentally ill? — (The Philadelphia Inquirer)Monday, May 22nd, 2006SSRI Ed note: Army veteran on Effexor commits suicide,. Lack of counselling blamed.
Armed with handgun, former county police officer barricades himself in Laurel home — (The Gazette)Wednesday, May 10th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants threatens suicide, barricades himself in house with weapons and aunt, standoff with police, finally surrenders.
Md. Teen Gets Life For Poisoning Friend, Parole a Possibility in Howard Slaying — (Washington Post)Wednesday, July 21st, 2004SSRI Ed note: Teen on Effexor poisons his friend, sentenced to 25 years. After the tragedy the medication is "drastically reduced", his mom says he is himself again.
Matthew Piepenburg — (2006 FDA Hearings)Sunday, February 1st, 2004
Calvert Man, 18, Pleads Guilty to Molesting Boy — (Washington Post)Thursday, November 21st, 2002SSRI Ed note: 18-yr-old on Paxil rapes girl, molests 8-yr-old boy
Md. School Bus Driver Charged After Crash – At Least 2 Students Injured in Lusby — (Washington Post)Tuesday, October 15th, 2002
Pamela Wild — (2004 FDA Hearings)Sunday, September 9th, 2001
Couple’s deaths murder, suicideWednesday, August 20th, 1997
Manic-Depressive Man Convicted: Of Assault While Off Medication — (The Capital Gazette)Friday, August 18th, 1995SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from Prozac and another drug has manic episode, attacks 2 women, is shot by police, chrged.
Extradition Hearing Set For Md. Slaying Suspect – Authorities Anticipate Prozac Defense — (Washington Post)Tuesday, January 10th, 1995SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac kills estranged wife, flees with 2 sons.
Estranged man kills self in wife’s office — (Washington Times)Tuesday, May 25th, 1993SSRI Ed note: Man separates from wife, no evidence of depression, take Prozac, comes to her workplace and kills himself with shotgun. Uncharacteristic.
Judge rules man insane in arson Pharmacist said he obeyed ‘voices’ — (The Baltimore Sun)Saturday, December 5th, 1992SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac starts setting fires of escalating magnitude, steals.
Suicidal Impulses: The Mystifying Death Of Marc Pizzuto — (Washington Post)Tuesday, April 14th, 1992SSRI Ed note: Talented and popular student, 21, takes Prozac and commits suicide. Parents figure out that the med was responsible. FDA still denies Prozac-suicide link.
Four Settle Suit Against Father in Prozac Case — (The Washington Post)Tuesday, August 20th, 1991
Driver who hit cyclist ordered to undergo tests — (Baltimore Sun)Thursday, May 23rd, 1991SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac deliberately rams a cyclist from behind with her car, then runs down and kills a 10-yr-old. Charged with first degree murder and attempt.