Unconvicted Jail Inmate Kills Self While on ProzacThursday, March 25th, 2010
Man Intentionally Overdoses on Prozac: Ruled a Suicide: Possible LawsuitFriday, February 19th, 2010
After 7 Day Trial, Man on Med For Depression is Found Guilty of a Murder in the Year 2000Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
Man Recently Prescribed Med For Depression Murders his WifeWednesday, December 9th, 2009
Young Woman Kills Herself: Sister Writes a Letter of RemembranceThursday, July 9th, 2009
Woodland man in custody after brief standoff with police — (tdn.com)Sunday, November 9th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man suffering antidepressant withdrawal holds woman and girl at gunpoint, stand-ff with police, finally surrenders.
Vet: Highway shooting victim ‘pissed me off’ — (The Columbian)Tuesday, October 7th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Vet medicated for PTSD fires gun at driver who cuts him off and makes rude gesture.
Cross pleads guilty to murder — (Snoqualmie Valley Record)Thursday, October 2nd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, other meds stabs and kills 3, kidnaps teen, has hazy recollection but pleads guilty to homicide.
Clues to US anthrax suspect’s mental state found — (Gulf News)Friday, August 8th, 2008SSRI Ed note: After bioweapons researcher prescribed antidepressants he plans to poison girlfriend if she loses soccer game, months later kills 5 in anthrax attack.
Family in mourning as motive remains a mystery — (The Wenatchee World)Thursday, July 24th, 2008SSRI Ed note: "Loving mom" has change in antidepressant prescription, shoots her 2 children and herself within the week. No motive. Mental illness blamed.
Suicide prompts UW Medical Center lawsuit — (Seattle Pi)Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Student is depressed, given Prozac, jumps to his heath a few days later.
LIVES LOST AT HOME — (Spokesman-Review)Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008SSRI Ed note: Two veterans prescribed antidepressants, many other meds, dies by suicide, parents question whether VA providing adequate treatment.
Defense witness: Haq was ‘insane’ — (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)Wednesday, May 14th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on 6 prescription drugs, incl Effexor for "mental illness" opens fire on a non-profit, killing 1, injuring 5. Mental illness blamed.
Suspect in Everett killing held on $300,000 bail — (The Everett Washington HeraldNet)Sunday, May 11th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drinks, murders another man. No apparent motive.
Suicide was teen’s intent, attorney says — (The Spokesman-Review)Friday, January 25th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Teen given antidepressant for "anxiety" has "drastic" behaviour change, meds switched to Prozac, he steals guns and goes to school planning to kill himself.
School district cited in suit over suicide — (The News Tribune)Saturday, January 5th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Anxious teen prescribed Lexapro, gets worse, dose doubled, she shoots and kills herself. Parents sue Forest Labs, Co lies about drug causing suicidality.
Hermiston mom pleads innocent to baby daughter’s death — (The Tri-City Herald)Tuesday, December 11th, 2007SSRI Ed note: New mom on citalopram neglects baby, feeds her so many painkillers, SSRI antidepressants that the baby dies.
Chief Sealth and the Independent Living Movement — (American Chronicle)Tuesday, October 9th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Medication for depression hastens progress of woman's physical disability.
Many returning soldiers become uncounted casualties of war — (KING 5 News)Thursday, August 16th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Young Iraq vet given loads of psych meds by VA, becomes suicidal, detached, uncaring, has panic attacks and nightmares, dies by suicide.
Bomb-threat doctor may be detained — (The Seattle Times)Friday, July 27th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Doctor on Effexor misses flight, calls in bomb threat, flight diverted.
More kids raiding medicine cabinets to get high — (HeraldNet)Friday, June 8th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Teens are increasingly turning to prescription drugs like antidepressants and painkillers, sometimes mixed with alcohol, for recreational highs.
Drugs might breed violence; Attacks on staff rise at Western State Hospital — (The News Tribune)Monday, May 28th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Washington hospital finds that increasing use of SSRI antidepressants and certain neuroleptics increases patient agitation, aggression, violence.
Judge won’t release report on Samolyuk — (The Tri-City Herald)Monday, May 28th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants after vehicle crash has problems including nightmares, memory loss, undisclosed problems, murders wife. Competency impacted.
Some drug combos can be lethal — (The Spokesman Review)Wednesday, April 11th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Patient discovers that taking an SSRI with warfarin, a blood-thinner, can cause life threatening interaction. Prescribing physician clearly not aware.
Andersen killer sentenced to 20 years — (The Houston Chronicle)Friday, March 23rd, 2007SSRI Ed note: Lawyer knows that Effexor withdrawal causes violence but says his client was accountable when she murdered, though she cannot explain why. Gets 20 yrs.
Elderly woman pleads not guilty to driving with woman on hood — (The Columbian)Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
Mother charged with attempted murder of daughter — (Peninsula Daily News)Friday, December 29th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Mother on antidepressants,no history of problems, impulsively attempts murder-suicide with 10-yr-old daughter. Charged with attempted murder.
Indian youth’s death ends a troubled life — (Spokesman Review)Saturday, December 16th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Foster youth missing his mom given drugs.
Portland man falls to death from Seattle hotel window — (The Seattle Times)Wednesday, December 6th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants and painkillers jumps to death fron hotel window.
Former Sheriff’s office staffer to serve 30 days for theft — (KGW.com)Sunday, October 8th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressants caught stealing equipment fro school, forced to resign job, serves 30 days in jail.
Police: 13-year-old plotted to kill grandmother in her sleep — (Seattle PI)Friday, March 24th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Boy, 13, prescribed Prozac for learning problems, forms and executes a plot to kill his grandmother, Louise Frazier, while she sleeps. No apparent motive.
Iraq vet accused of stabbing wife 71 times — (San Jose Mercury News)Thursday, February 23rd, 2006SSRI Ed note: Iraq veteran, 19, in treatment starts new prescription, misses a dose, viciously stabs wife to death 71 times. Faces court martial.
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.
Death penalty sought in kidnapping, murder of tool salesman — (The News Tribune)Tuesday, November 15th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac robs and watches friend murder truck driver knowing this was a problem but not bothering to stop it.
Every tipoff keeps alive the memory of daughter who died young — (The Portland Tribune)Friday, August 12th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Teen, 16, parents divorced, overdoses and dies on Prozac.
Teenager accused in coach’s murder spoke of killing cops, whites — (King County Journal)Saturday, July 2nd, 2005SSRI Ed note: High school student, 17, taken off "mental health medication", is verbally abusive, assaults friend, is suicidal, kills tennis coach.
FDA Warns About Antidepressants, Suicide — (Bluefield Daily Telegraph)Friday, July 1st, 2005SSRI Ed note: Drug companies continue to submit misleading studies to the FDA, promotion of Lilly's Cymbalta for incontinence in women.
Jurors hear from Flanary’s parents in civil trial — (tdn.com)Tuesday, May 10th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Teen, 19, given antidepressants by his mom diagnosed bipolar, behaves strangely, lunges at police with spoons. Law decides it was OK to shoot , kill him.
Good Cop, Sad Cop — (Seattle Weekly News)Wednesday, March 30th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Anxious woman takes antidepressants, becomes manic, marriage ends, bipolar diagnosis costs her job despite competence and no problems.
Behavior and discipline — (The Seattle Times)Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005SSRI Ed note: Parent get bad, incomplete information from pediatrician affiliated with the Washington state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, re: Lexapro.
Brother describes suspect’s troubled past — (The Olympian)Thursday, December 30th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man, 44, sad re: breakup drinks, is suicidal, gets Zoloft. 2 weeks later, becomes psychotic, shoots 3 men, 2 die, kills himself. Mental illness blamed.
On the Record — (The Daily Record)Wednesday, September 29th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Police notes record that a man on antidepressants was talking about killing someone.
Man who killed grandson, self suffered from depression — (The Seattle Times)Friday, August 6th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants is suicidal, kills his 5-year-old grandson, and himself.
Taking steps for mental health: Hundreds participate in fund-raiser — (The Seattle Times)Monday, September 29th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man who takes Effexor and Zyprexa for anxiety and depression acknowledges they have not improved anything but takes them anyway.
Police Chief: Officers Acted Correctly In Shooting Death — (KIROtv.com)Wednesday, September 17th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Police officers following approved protocol shoot and kill man, drunk and on antidepressants, who punched his girlfriend.
Woman calls boyfriend’s killing accident – Judge decides she should remain jailed — (The Spokesman-Review)Tuesday, September 16th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac shoots and kills companion.
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
Suspect admitted to threats, FBI says — (Tri-city Herald)Wednesday, June 18th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants threatens to blow up the Grand Coulee Dam.
The Science of Deceit — (Pure Water Gazette)Sunday, June 15th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Endurance athlete, 41, prescribed Paxil for anxiety, suffers serious negative side effects.
Mabey enters insanity plea to murder charge — (TDN.com)Friday, February 14th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Mum kills her beloved 5-yr-old daughter