Archive for Fraud

Baum Hedlund Urges Dept of Justice to Reopen Investigation re Celexa / Lexapro Clinical Trials — (Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman)
SSRI Ed note: Forest Labs manipulates trials for Celexa, Lexapro to make them appear effective, after conviction for fraud law firm wants to revisit case for fraud.
Man accused of killing Island Lake woman claims he was insane at the time — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds incl antidepressants, history of suicide attempts, odd ideas, is violent, antisocial, murders a woman. Schizoaffective disorder blamed.
Accountant who fled to Appalachian Trail pleads guilty to wire fraud in Ohio embezzling case — (Access
SSRI Ed note: Man embezzles millions, disappears.
Gaule is prime example of Shafer’s criminal behavior — (The Las Vegas Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Corrupt Public Guardian gives woman Effexor, Paxil, other psych meds so she is "incapacitated", "incoherent". Motives different but physicians do this too.
1st Circuit Tosses Suit Over Antidepressant — (Courthouse News Service)
SSRI Ed note: Parents file false advertising claim against Forest Labs, court (effectively) decides that FDA prerogative overrides consumers rights.
Solvay Pharma Must Face Bribery Claims — (Courthouse News Service)
Lawsuit Alleges Celexa, Lexapro Makers Mislead On Safety for Children — (
GSK pays $105 million in settlement for alleged improper marketing of drugs — (MoneyLife)
Man gets 2 years for sending white powder letters — (The Seattle Times)
Louisiana sues Pfizer, saying it misled public about Zoloft — (
'Lack of communication' cited in hanging verdict — (Get Surrey)
Link between anti-depressants and gambling — (Harmony)
CEO of troubled Cedar Falls brokerage arrested, charged — (The Gazette)
Two men jailed for BT cable theft – Hertfordshire — (South Beds News)
Ex-cancer clinic officer manager pleads guilty to health care fraud — (Mississippi Business Journal)
The Real Suicide Data from the TADS Study Comes to Light — (Mad In America)
Coincidence a fine thing — (
Whistleblower Claims Forest Bribed Study's Investigator to Favor Celexa — (Bloomberg BNA)
Man who threw a bin at his girlfriend jailed — (Plymouth Herald)
£10k stolen from nursery by mum — (The Worksop Guardian)
Ablechild – Unsung Hero in Battle Against Psychopharmaceutical Industry — (Countercurrents)
SSRI Ed note: Parents fight school pressure to drug their kids.
Sachdeva’s attorneys seek leniency — (Milwaukee Business Journal)
SSRI Ed note: Anxious binge shopper, VP Finance, takes Prozac, spending gets worse, she embezzles $34 million, caught, faces 20 years. Bipolar illness blamed.
10 Years Later, Glaxo Still Haunted by Faked Studies of Paxil in Kids — (CBS Money Watch)
Unsuspecting couple faces foreclosure after chain of events
Former lawyer avoids jail time — (The Cochrane Eagle)
SSRI Ed note: Lawyer takes antidepressants, commits fraud, is disbarred. Depression blamed.
Over Six Hundred and Counting: Paxil Birth Defect Cases — (Dissent Voice)
Mass. doctor accused of fraud by faking research — (The Seattle Times)
US Kids Represent Psychiatric Drug Goldmine — (Truthout)
JetBlue manager sentenced to 3 years for embezzling — (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, formerly of "high moral character" takes Zoloft, embezzles money from employer for 2 years, gets 100 years in prison. Mental illness defense fails.
Study says drug for autism not useful — (Los Angeles Times)
Lawyer Admits Dipping Into Escrow Funds for $9.3 Million—(New York Law Journal)
Widow Loses Fight For Payout — (The Courant)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Lexapro takes out insurance, lies about taking medication, arranges to be killed, widow has claim denied.
Bushfire con: accused woman named — (The Herald Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Woman stops taking antidepressants, applies for compensation pretending father died in bushfire, is caught.
Surgeon Admits Beating Girlfriend — (
SSRI Ed note: MD writes Lexapro prescriptions for himself under alias, assaults girlfriemd while on drug.
Guinard Sentenced — (KTVB)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking antidepressants, other meds steals money from her employer.
Evelyn Pringle: SSRI Pushers under Fire — (Scoop)
SSRI Ed note: With reference to GRassley inquiry, journalist exposes sleazy pharma tactics used to promote ineffective, dangerous SSRIs to doctors and the public.
Soldier gets probation for false claims — (My San Antonio)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier not taking antidepressants consitently caught lying about service record, fraud, put on probation he continues bad behaviour, gets jail time.
Federal Judge Rules Against GSK and Allows Teenage Paxil Suicide Case to Go to Trial — (Baum Hedlund)
SSRI Ed note: Grieving parents sue GSK after Paxil causes their teenage son to commit suicide.
Estates woman gets house arrest, probation for stealing from employer
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes antidepressants, steals from her employer to cover shortfall in expenses.
Mistrial declared as jury deadlocks in Kalinowski murder case; Timetable for retrial being discussed — (
SSRI Ed note: Woman on antidepressants embezzles money, tries to hire hit man, murders her husband by shooting him while he slept.
Smyrna care-giver gets life plus 10 years — (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
SSRI Ed note: Caregiver on antidepressants starves and steals from her disabled client, apparently has no conscience.
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.
Forciea sues ex-psychotherapist, claiming misdiagnosis — (The Star Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Prominent sports marketer and political mastermind is prescribed Wellbutrin, he inexplicably turns to fraud, loses everthing, thinks he is bipolar.
Woman who poisoned husband jailed — (BBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman who once poisoned her 6-yr-old with antidepressants puts these and rat poison in husband's spaghetti. He lives, she gets 5 years.
Eagan couple’s sex ads on craigslist were a setup for ID theft — (West Metro Star Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Man addicted to antidepressants and girlfriend advertise for sex so they can rob people. Obvious, clumsy fraud.
Second Doctor Implicated In La Jolla Surgeon’s Case: Lasik Doctor Accused Of Prescription Fraud, Domestic Violence — (NBC San Diego)
SSRI Ed note: Physician on Lexapro assaults girlfriend while driving. Faces various charges.
Attorney questions credibility of former National Century executive — (THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH)
SSRI Ed note: V.P. of influential health company on antidepressants lies. fails to disclose information, jailed for conspiracy. Alcohol blamed but no alcohol involved.
Getto Smith sentenced to prison — (The Nevada Appeal)
SSRI Ed note: "Pillar of community" starts reckless theft from close associate after starting antidepressants, is caught, charged, gets 24 - 95 months in prison.
NBA referee pleads guilty to gambling — (The Alexander City Outlook)
SSRI Ed note: NBA referee takes antidepressants, offers bets on games he is officiating. Charged, fined, loses job.
Secretary gets up to 14 years for embezzlement — (The Daily Telegram)
SSRI Ed note: Law clerk starts taking antidepressants, starts embezzling money from a vulnerable client of the firm, has urges to gamble. Sent to prison, life ruined.