Archive for Physician/pharmacist/nurse

Staffordshire mum who tragically killed herself found dead by her sister, inquest hears — (The Birmingham Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Trainee nurse given antidepressants by GP loses job, has relationship problems, dies by suicide.
‘WORST OF TRAGEDIES’ Baby found dead at Dublin home after mum’s body discovered at M50 — (Sunday World)
SSRI Ed note: New mom, a nurse,"understood to have been suffering from post-natal depression" (which means antidepressants) kills 7-mo -old son, herself.
Leading heart doctor, 63, hanged himself after fighting secret 40-year battle against depression — (BrinkWire)
SSRI Ed note: Caring physician, many years on antidepressants suffers recurring depression, drinks, is suicidal, self-harms, drugs don't help, hangs himself.
‘One of the loveliest people I ever knew’: Suicide tragedy of the Manchester Royal Infirmary nurse who struggled with self doubt
SSRI Ed note: Nurse close to physician father goes on and off antidepressants, including citalopram, for "low moods" over 2 years, dies by suicide soon after re-starting.
Why “happy” doctors die by suicide — (America’s leading voice for ideal medical care)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist prescribes 2 psych drugs to physician recovering from anxiolytics, they make him paranoid, anxious, suicidal, he dies by suicide.
DNA on drugs: How genetic tests could make prescriptions more precise — (The Globe and Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Pharmacogenetic testing reveals who cannot metobolize meds incl. antidepressants, and will likely be harmed. Such tests should be done prior to prescribing.
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.
‘I went on a walk and returned to find my husband dead’ — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Physician feels bad over a complaint is filed against him, is prescribed antidepressants twice, the 2nd time they make things worse, he dies by suicide.
Christopher Chad Dawson Obituary — (The Star-Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Surgeon self-medicates for anxiety & depression, marriage falls apart, personality changes, murders his beloved children, kills himself. Depression blamed.
Pharmacist, 25, hanged herself during romantic holiday with boyfriend — (The Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Young pharmacist prescribed fluoxetine sometimes forgets to take med, goes on holiday with boyfriend, hangs herself.
Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleads guilty to all charges in killing of 8 seniors — (Global News)
SSRI Ed note: Nurse on antidepressants, neuroleptics, has periodic urges to kill people ("red surges"), acts on them, feels terrible guilt, turns herself in.
Tragic end: Missing mom Florence Leung found dead — (CTV)
SSRI Ed note: New mom, a nurse, given antidepressants, dies by suicide.
GP found dead after being suspended over bipolar disorder blog — (Health Diary)
SSRI Ed note: GP taking medication for bipolar blogs about her condition, exhibits odd behaviour and suicidal acts, is suspended, medication increased, dies by suicide.
Doctor found dead in New Delhi AIIMS, cause unknown — (Hindustan Times)
SSRI Ed note: New Delhi third-year resident doctor takes antidepressants, dies alone in room. Whether or not suicide unclear.
Junior doctor committed suicide fearing his health would stop him from ‘being the best’ — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: Young doctor is treated for depression after losing a relationship and failing an exam, a few years later when all is well he kills himself by overdose.
Antidepressant Drugs and Suicide Rates — (Behaviorism and Mental Health)
SSRI Ed note: Financially conflicted researcher publishes study claiming that antidepressants reduce suicide. Data show opposite, he retracts study, tries to hide truth.
Crickett charged with 2010 murder of wife Christine — (Daily Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Physician treats ailing wife with antidepressants, she dies, he is charged with her murder.
A patient’s suicide, a doctor’s devastation — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist wonders why his patient on depression meds dies by suicide. One more example of how doctors JUST DON'T GET IT.
‘Beautiful and vibrant’ nurse, 28, hanged herself after becoming tormented by chronic psoriasis — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: "Beautiful, vibrant" nurse who feels "tired and down" given sertraline (Zoloft), feels worse, hangs herself several weeks later. Psoriasis blamed.
GP Elizabeth Kinston’s inquest hears of her depression and anxiety — (The Nottingham Post)
SSRI Ed note: GP suffering "post-natal depression" takes antidepressants, suffers thought disturbance, suicidality, disappears, kills herself. Coroner records open verdict.
Manchester doctor who BIT his ex-wife because she ‘gloated’ over new lover escapes jail — (Mancunian Matters)
SSRI Ed note: NHS doctor in withdrawal from antidepressants bites extranged wife. Under investigation, stressed, he starts taking A/D again.
La Plata doctor suspended after sex, drug misconduct — (The Maryland Gazette)
Double-murder suspect Mahmoud Hindi commits suicide in jail — (The Courier-Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac shoots and kills 2 neighbours over dispute about a fence and second driveway, later kills himself in jail.
Police call deaths of Winnipeg mother, children a murder-suicide — (Canadian Press)
SSRI Ed note: Mom treated for postpartum depression (PPD) murders her children and kills herself. PPD blamed, treatment not questioned.
Amad Jumaily’s murder of wife June ‘not preventable’ — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man unhappy about marriage breakdown, non-drinker, prescribed Citalopram, starts to drink. Dose increased at 4-week check-in, murders wife next day.
GP took own life after admitting to suicidal thoughts — (Essex Chronicle)
After Canadian mother killed herself and their only grandchild, U.S. couple started 10-year fight to change Canada’s bail laws — (National Post)
SSRI Ed note: Newfoundland mom kills father of her baby, fights extradition to US, is released on bail, feeds baby psychoactive meds, commits murder-suicide.
Mother-of-two medical director, 38, inexplicably lay down in slow lane of M4 after having a minor crash and was killed instantly by a lorry — (Daily Mail)
Doctor, 51, hanged himself after becoming so depressed about his son needing kidney transplant he could 'barely speak' — (Daily Mail)
Plane Crash Victim Was Sioux Falls Doctor — (Keloland.com)
SSRI Ed note: Pilot on fluoxetine (Prozac) and Trazodone fails to land plane properly and is killed.
Anorexic doctor weighed less than 4 stone when she died — (The Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Anorexic paediatrician takes Celexa, dies, coroner cannot find any reason for her heart stopping.
Sheffield student died after GP mum prescribed anti-depressants — (The Star)
SSRI Ed note: Medical student with anorexia prescribed citalopram by mum, dies of drug toxicity.
Depressed nurse found dead after mixed overdose — (Hastings and St Leonards Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Woman divorces, takes antidepressants, gets worse, starts to drink, dies by suicide.
Raging doctor is sacked for hospital clash — (The Chronicle)
Whatever Happened to. . .a widow’s suit against Fairview Park after an officer shot and killed her golf club-wielding husband in 2005? — (The Plain Dealer)
SSRI Ed note: Therapist has bad reaction to antidepressant, goes on destructuve rampage, wife calls police, he threatens officer with golf club, is shot and killed.
Tuerie de Pouzauges: un antidépresseur mis en cause / Family Killed in Pouzauges: was the cause an antidepressant? — (Le Figaro)
SSRI Ed note: Doctor taking sertraline has episode of delirium-psychosis, murders his wife, his 4 children, and kills himself. Investigators decide med was the cause.
Over the Meds and Under the Hood — (Truethout)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist who is part of a system that grossy over-prescribes psychoactive drugs goes on a rampage himself, killing 13. Later he is sentenced to death.
Mass. doctor accused of fraud by faking research — (The Seattle Times)
Lake death of wife, 73 — (Bedford Today)
SSRI Ed note: Woman complains of depression to GP, no suicidal thoughts, he prescribes citalopram, she drowns herself. Depression blamed.
Inquest brief: Woman’s death ruled to be accidental overdose — (The Pekin Times)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman, former nurse, abuses prescription meds including Celexa, dies of overdose.
Psychiatrist Not Liable to Patient's Victims, Rules Calif. Appeals Court—(Law.com)
Psychiatrist Not Liable to Patient’s Victims, Rules Calif. Appeals Court—(Law.com)
Surgeon Admits Beating Girlfriend — (NBCSanDiego.com)
SSRI Ed note: MD writes Lexapro prescriptions for himself under alias, assaults girlfriemd while on drug.
Chief: St. Petersburg officer justified in fatal shooting — (Tampa Bay.com)
SSRI Ed note: Cuban doctor loses nursing assistant job, takes antidepressants, drinks, threatens suicide, police are called, he pointss gun at them, they shoot him dead.
Army report released to newspaper says Smith College graduate shot herself in Iraq — (The Republican Newsroom)
SSRI Ed note: G.P. prescribes Zoloft to army surgeon with positive attitude. Faced with difficult situation in Iraq, shoots herself over minor incident, possible withdrawal.
KEM doctor suicide: Police register dowry case against husband — (The Indian Express)
SSRI Ed note: "Cheerful" physician experiencing marital stress takes antidepressants, dies by suicide.
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.
Insulin injection killed nurse inquest told — (The Derbyshire Times)
SSRI Ed note: Nurse on antidepressants commits suicide by injecting herself with an insulin overdose.
Down on the Cape? — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Pharmaceutical giant conducts bogus "research" as a cover for marketing its antidepressants [Zoloft & Effexor] implying that they alleviate depression.
Woman released from jail in case of ruckus at the mall — (The Salem News)
SSRI Ed note: Nurse on meds for ADHD, depression & anxiety drinks, assaults a security guard, is charged, ordered to avoid alcohol & take her meds!