Archive for New Mexico (NM)

Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
Family of man who died after fight at Tiny’s sues city officer — (The New Mexican)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants and other meds gets into bar fight, is restrained on floor, suffocates while in police custody.
$3.02M Verdict In Paxil case — (Albuquerque Journal News)
SSRI Ed note: Family of woman who killed herself on Paxil sue health provider, GSK, jury awards $3.02 million against provider, judge excludes GSK from suit.
Trauma of War — (Albuquerque Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Veteran's Affairs kills another talented young soldier with polypharmacy: antidepressants, pain killers, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers.
 For Some Troops, Powerful Drug Cocktails Have Deadly Results — (The New York Times)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier prescribed Celexa, Klonopin + Risperdal suffers withdrawal when meds are discontinued, starts again plus a 2nd A/D, oxycodone, Ativan, dies in sleep.
Details Emerge in Murder-Suicide — (Albuquerque Journal)
Father Kills his Two Sons & Self: Recently Started New Depression Med
Police Shoot Man Who Robs Pharmacy: Family Blames Drugs: Doc Withdrew Him
NTSB Slams NM State Police Over 2009 Helo Crash — (AINonline)
Lawsuit blames scientist’s suicide on psychiatrist — (TradingMarkets)
SSRI 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.
Suicidal Tendencies — (Santa Fe Reporter)
SSRI Ed note: Mum enraged over reckless prescription of 6 antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds that caused her daughter's suicide becomes an activist, lobbies Senate, no change results.
UNM Police officer attends Coronado Hall incident — (Daily Lobo)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac attempts suicide.
Toddler in foster care abused — (KPB 4)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants takes in more foster kids than she can manage, is abusive to 18-mo old, almost drowns him, causing permanent damage.
Posey trial begins — (Alamogordo Daily News)
SSRI Ed note: Boy, 14, on Zoloft kills his parents and sister. Everyone misses the probable cause - the SSRI - and probes his background for explanation.
New Mexico Prozac Murder-Suicide Case Takes Another Twist — (lexisnexis)
SSRI Ed note: GP ups man's Prozac dose, he kills wifr, dog & self. Judge steps down due to similar experience with Lexapro in his family.
Heroic teen goes home from hospital after rescuing cousins in deadly Colorado car wreck — (The Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Woman is given antidepressants, becomes suicidal, missing several doses, commits murder-suicide with car.
Jones, child fighting for lives — (Roswell Daily Record)
SSRI Ed note: Man, 27, on antidepressants takes 5-yr-old girl hostage, shoots her and two others in the head, then kills himself. No motive, no illegal drug use.
Autopsy: Las Vegas official was depressed, bulimic — (The Santa Fe New Mexican)