Santa Clara County jails cut off prescription-drug pipeline—(mercurynews.com)Monday, April 6th, 2009
About-face on drug danger advice—(The New Zealand Herald)Thursday, March 19th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Teen on Prozac dies by suicide, mum Maria Bradshaw successfully lobbies to stop New Zealand regulator issuing misinformation. Psychiatrist John Werry objects.
Accidental death verdict on mentally ill Woodhouse man — (Whitehaven News)Wednesday, June 4th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Man on drugs including antidepressants since age 16 following death of step-dad dies by overdose of heroine.
Details emerge in girl’s slaying — (The Boston Globe)Tuesday, August 7th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man, 20, with troubled history and drug addiction, take medication for bipolar and kidnaps rapes and kills 6-yr-old cousin.
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.
Jail for man who crashed into cruiser — (seacoastonline.com)Saturday, February 3rd, 2007SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants drives recklessly and speeds, then deliberately crashes into police cruiser.
Report of the Inquiry into matters relating to the death of James Guy Bailey, Jr. — (Nova Scotia Police Commission)Friday, September 30th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Young man with history of drug and alcohol use dies of toxic effects of Paxil and Bromazepam.
Mindy McCready Overdoses on Anti-Depressants (2005), Dead of Apparent Suicide (2013) — (Entertainment)Tuesday, September 27th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Singer with history of taking antidepressants that do not help, and suicide attempts, finally shoots and kills herself.
Jailed for life — (The St Helen’s Reporter)Friday, March 11th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Man who uses amphetemines, alcohol, and antidepressants viciously attacks, murders his friend in an uncontrollable rage. Booze & speed are blamed.
True Story of Cannabis-Induced Schizophrenia / Psychosis — (Nationwide News Pty Limited Sunday Mail)Saturday, January 22nd, 2005SSRI Ed note: GP prescribes first year university student antidepressant, he becomes suicidal, abuses drugs, deteriorates to delirium, dies by suicide. Marijuana blamed.
TOGUCHI v. SOON HWANG CHUNG (Doctor who kills man with prescription drugs not held responsible for his death) – (United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit)Friday, December 10th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man stops taking prescribed Seroquel, Klonopine, Tranxene, Zoloft, behaves strangely. Dr. adds two drugs, he dies of drug toxicity. Dr escapes blame.
Strong Arm of the Law — (New Times Broward-Palm Beach)Thursday, September 30th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Man who becomes psychotic on Prozac takes illegal drugs, behaves strangely, gets into altercation with police, is tasered and dies.
Risks of Prozac revisited – Drug’s link to violence not studied by FDA, data show — (Denver Post)Sunday, September 12th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Teen takes Zoloft, starts to drink and take illegal drugs, attacks mother with knife. She was never violent before.
Ricky Williams says he failed third drug test before quitting — (ESPN NFL)Thursday, July 29th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Promising NFL player takes Paxil, loses motivation, takes drugs, quits.
Woman’s death caused by morphine overdose — (Bangor Daily News)Wednesday, May 26th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Woman, 20, on Celexa dies of morphine overdose. The antidepressant is not mentioned in the analysis of what happened.
Couple Thinks Prescribed Drugs Led To Son’s Death — (Wave 3 News)Thursday, October 23rd, 2003SSRI Ed note: Doctor prescribes talented young man, 30, OxyContin, Xanax, and Paxil. He dies by suicide,
Singer Elliott Smith Stabs Self Twice — (Philadelphia Weekly)Thursday, October 23rd, 2003SSRI Ed note: Singer who believes in antidepressants takes Paxil and Remeron, uses illegal drugs, stabs himself to death.
The Cursed Superstar — (Daily Record)Saturday, May 10th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Keanu Reeves' girlfriend gets hooked on antidepressants, dies in car crash.
Impaired pilot crashed plane — (Anchorage Daily News)Monday, August 27th, 2001
Dad held in baby’s death had assault history — (St. Petersburg Times)Tuesday, July 31st, 2001
Shah’s daughter stole to fuel her drug habit — (The Telegraph)Thursday, July 26th, 2001SSRI Ed note: Exiled princess, a model, takes antidepressants and sleeping drugs, becomes addicted, dies from overdose at 31.
DRUGGED AND ALONE, PATIENT LOST HER LIFE — (The Hartford Courant)Tuesday, April 18th, 2000
Student’s death exposes abuse of prescription drugs — (The Westchester Journal News)Tuesday, March 21st, 2000
JURY: HUSBAND GUILTY IN SLAYING OF HIS WIFE AT CAR DEALERSHIP — (Lexington Herald-Leader)Friday, July 23rd, 1999
Phil Hartman, wife die in apparent murder-suicide — (CNN)Friday, May 28th, 1999SSRI Ed note: Actress on Zoloft shoots and kills herself, husband, family sues Pfizer.
10 Fallen Stars and Their Toxicology Reports – Chris Farley — (Discovery Fit and Health)Thursday, December 18th, 1997
DEATH REMOVES MYSTIQUE FROM CUNANAN’S LIFE; OFFICIALS SAY VERSACE SUSPECT WAS SCARED, DESPERATE KILLER — (Washington Post)Sunday, July 27th, 1997SSRI Ed note: Man addicted to numerous drugs murders Gianni Versace, probably many others.
Fatal Attraction : Obsessions: He was a successful doctor and inventor, but ultimately, he succumbed to the siren song of Hollywood. In the end, Steve Ammerman’s dream–and his weakness for drugs–may have killed him. — (Los Angeles Times)Monday, October 23rd, 1995SSRI Ed note: Aspiring film-maker and doctor loses everything - including his life - due to drugs, including antidepressants.
Trial begins on attempted murder charge, La Mesan was shot at point-blank range — (San Diego Union-Tribune)Sunday, December 15th, 1991SSRI Ed note: Man on steroids, Prozac, other meds is enraged when girlfriend breaks up, takes arsonal, drives around bent on murder, shoots a stranger in the face.
Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark dies — (Sleaze Roxx)Tuesday, January 8th, 1991SSRI Ed note: Def Leppard guitarist on psych meds including antidepressant has serious alcohol problem, dies of lethal effects of combination overdose.
End of Silberman drama scheduled for today in court: Government requests 46 months in prison, fine of $75,000 — (San Diego Union)Monday, September 24th, 1990SSRI Ed note: Respected, successful financier takes Prozac, attempts suicide, engages in a stupid money-laundering scheme, loses reputation, faces 15 years in jail.
Velma Margie Barfield: 1st female murderer executed in North Carolina since 1976 — (Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office)Friday, November 2nd, 1984SSRI Ed note: Woman addicted to cocktail of prescription medications including antidepressants kills her mother, 2 husbands, employers, for money. She is executed in 1984.