Archive for Drug interaction

Grieving mother feels her transgender daughter was ‘let down’ by mental health services in Bristol — (The Bristol Post)
SSRI Ed note: Young trans woman prescribed antidepressants is suicidal, she wants DBT but not available, goes through gender reassignment, dies by suicide.
YouTube star Landon Clifford’s suicide followed long struggle with depression, drugs — (The New York Post)
SSRI Ed note: Young man, medicated since childhood is addicted to 3 meds for depression and "uppers", never learns to manage emotions without drugs, dies by suicide.
Caroline Flack left note for Lewis Burton ‘hoping they could find harmony’ before taking own life — (Metro U.K.)
SSRI Ed note: TV star on citalopram assaults and injures boyfriend, is charged, diazepam, zopiclone added, she hangs herself before court appearance.
Teacher gets 34 years to life for murdering ex’s girlfriend in front of kids — (Deseret News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman in withdrawal from antidepressants, still on Adderrall, shoots and kills her ex-husband's new girlfriend who loed her kids and tried to make peace.
Medication made mother an addict’- family of woman who died by suicide — (Irish Examiner)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on sleeping pills, antidepressants and opiates (no physical cause for pain) becomes addicted, inactive, dies by suicide.
Tyrone musician suffered bad reaction to antidepressant, inquest is told — (Belfast Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: GP prescribed drugs known risk of causing suicidality, especially in combination, to musician. GP clearly unaware of issue, man dies by suicide.
Child tried to stop fatal knife attack on mother by ‘delusional’ father, court told — (ABC News)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed man takes antidepressants with Tramadol, becomes agitated, delusional, stabs partner to death in front of kids.
Increase in depression, suicide risks linked to simultaneous use of common prescription drugs — (The Springfield News-Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Study published in JAMA reveals that many drugs can cause "depression", the more of these drugs taken, the higher likelihood, severity of negative effects.
Northwestern student’s death caused by alcohol, prescription drugs, ME finds — (The Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: University student taking Proxac (fluoxetine) and bupropion (Wellbutrin) drinks alcohol, dies, coroner identifies cause as drug toxicity.
Red flags: The troubled path of accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: Adopted teen loses parents, given psych drugs for years, collects guns, exhibits serious odd, antisocial behaviour, kills 17 at former school.
Patton Oswalt Reveals Wife Died Due to Prescription Medications and Undiagnosed Heart Condition — (People)
SSRI Ed note: Writer with undiagnosed heart condition takes Adderall, Xanax, fentanyl, dies in sleep.
Urgent review launched into prescription pills after figures show one in 11 people take drugs they can become addicted to — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman given Effexor , does not work, GP adds Remeron, she sleeps all the time, tried to quits, has terrible withdrawal. Gov't is lobbied to stop the trend.
Autopsy: Roy Halladay had 3 drugs in his system during plane crash — (The Philly Voice)
SSRI Ed note: Baseball hall of fame pitcher takes Prozac, Ambien, other meds, does dangerous, illegal "hotdog" maneuvres in his new aircraft, dies in crash. Everyone shocked.
Lil Peep cause of death revealed by coroner — (The Independent)
SSRI Ed note: Rapper overdoses on Xanax and painkiller 2 weeks after single from album hits top 100.
Rohde murder trial: Susan given sleeping pills after Botox — (The Times Live)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Stilnox [Ambien, zolpidem]+benzodiazepine by clueless MD dies by suicide at conference with husband, he's charged with murder, staging scene.
Mother of three, 34, who struggled to sleep at night accidentally killed herself with a cocktail of prescription pills after ‘living a game of chemical Russian roulette’ — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Young mum on many pills dies after taking a large, toxic combination. Coroner rules death was accidental.
Edmond man, 18, ordered to trial in fatal shooting of stepmother — (The Oklahoman)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on antidepressants, stimulants and marijuana bludgeons and shoots his step mom to death for no reason. "What triggered the killing isn't known". Really?
Woman accused of attempted 7-Eleven murders ‘wielded axe purposefully’ — (news.com.au)
SSRI Ed note: Transgender woman on 5 drugs including "high dose" of Zoloft + amphetamine, becomes psychotic, attacks 2 people in 7-Eleven with axe. Blames mental illness.
Ex-MMA fighter convicted of kidnapping former girlfriend, Las Vegas jury finds fighter known as War Machine guilty on 29 counts — (The Toledo Blade)
SSRI Ed note: Martial arts fighter taking steroids, stimulant, antidepressant drugs brutally attacks grlfriend, "roid rage" blamed.
Go to Jail. Die From Drug Withdrawal. Welcome to the Criminal Justice System — (Mother Jones)
SSRI Ed note: Two examples of the many inmates of North American jails who die annually because of lack of proper treatment for multi-med withdrawal problems.
Former IU student charged in attack on Muslim woman gets 1 year on probation, Investigation determines attack not a hate crime — (The Herald Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teen taking stimulant + antidepressant drinks, violently attacks woman, is charged, has to leave university. Totally out of character.
A Mother’s Very, Very Worst Nightmare — (Mad In America)
SSRI Ed note: Another victim of a zolpidem (Ambien) - SSRI combo. Mom gets it with Zoloft and Wellbutrin, becomes delirious, murders daughter, attempts suicide, no memory.
Operator in fatal Texas balloon crash flew despite cloud warning, using painkillers and antidepressants — (Dallas News)
SSRI Ed note: Balloon pilot with DUI convictions for car, usually careful flying, goes up in cloudy weather on various medications including Wellbutrin, crashed, killing 16.
Former doctor testifies in Lypps trial: Alleged murder victim was ‘out of control’ — (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed woman taking Effexor, possible withdrawal from Wellbutrin, Abilify, Klonopin, dies in bathtub. Husband charged with murder, acquitted.
Doctors prescribed man 145 opioid pills. Nine days after surgery, he died — (The Bellingham Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Post-tonsillectomy, doctors recklessly prescribe Percocet, Klonapin, Vicodin, Zoloft to young man who dies by overdose. Mother complains, secrecy protects docs.
Ontario woman jailed for 12 years for killing elderly neighbour — (The Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Drug addicted woman on Zoloft stabs boyfriend, then stabs elderly neighbour, 89, 149 times, killing her during burglary. Troubled childhood blamed.
Former Royal Marine committed suicide after being plagued by violent temper tantrums due to steroid abuse — (Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking antidepressants and steroids experiences blind rages and becomes seriously suicidal, finally succeeds. Only steroids blamed.
Mario Woods’ last moments: ‘You better squeeze that … and kill me’ — (SFGate)
SSRI Ed note: Man on marijuana, speed and antidepressants slashes a stranger, has confrontation with police, is shot to death in the back.
Wealthy Arab playboy found dead at £2,000-a-night Mayfair hotel after cocaine binge — (Evening Standard)
SSRI Ed note: Man on cocaine, cannabis, benzodiazepine and antidepressants dies of drug effects, only the illegal ones get headlines.
Drug Pipe Found in Truck That Killed Four Ball Players — (Bloomberg)
SSRI Ed note: Driver taking Trazodone and Zoloft hits bus, investigation focuses on marijuana.
A Straight-A Student Killed Himself After Having A Bad Comedown — (UNILAD)
SSRI Ed note: Talented student, 18, uses MDMA, gets suicidal, is prescribed fluoxetine. He commits suicide a few months later, only the illegal drug is suspected.
Woman Dies From Drinking Soda Along With Anti-Anxiety Meds — (Cosmopolitan)
SSRI Ed note: Woman dies after overdosing on Prozac, vodka and pepsi
Mother seeks answers in daughter’s mysterious death — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman with several drugs in her system, including antidepressants, dies mysteriously in forest.
Man pleads guilty in death of East Penn CEO — (Reading Eagle)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zoloft, Fentanyl, oxycodone, Vasotec, methamphetamine, clonazepam, oxycodone and marijuana drives 2x speed limit, hits and kills woman.
What did grand jury hear in mysterious Mason death? — (Cincinnati.com)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac shot and killed, police interrogate husband but grand jury accepts that suicide more likely.
Testimony focuses on drug use in Buendia attempted murder trial — (Bay News 9)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 13 drugs charged with attempted murder
Suspect in Saco supermarket stabbing had planned random attack, police say— (Portland Press-Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Transgender on an assortment of psychoactive meds including antidepressant goes to supermarket to kill someone, and does.
No charges against Peel police in death of Jermaine Carby / Leaked details of Jermaine Carby’s toxicology report show hard drugs were in man’s system — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Various drugs, including Celexa, found in body of man shot by police. News mentions only the illegal drugs.
Misty Upham: the tragic death and unscripted life of Hollywood’s rising star — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Native American actress dies tragically
Edward Covington, who killed his girlfriend and her two children, sentenced to death — (Tampa Bay Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on psychoactive meds since childhood kills and dismembers woman and her 2 kids, talks to corpse, then hides in closet wearing only underwear.
Inseparable brothers who were ‘deeply troubled’ die in suicide pact after youngest had suffered years of pain — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Young man has chronic jaw pain since age of 13, at 26 he and brother, 38, take antidepressants and die in suicide pact. Pain of younger blamed.
Woman died from an accidental overdose— (Lytham St. Annes Express)
SSRI Ed note: "Struggling" former nurse on fluoxetine, zopiclone, addicted to painkillers, overdoses on 4x dose morphine. Coroner assumes death accidental.
Killer dad Edward Livingstone was a ‘sex addict’ — (Stuff NZ)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antideressants, z drug drinks, is abusive, insensitive, suicidal and violent thoughts, kills himself and 2 kids of his ex-wife.
New jury asked to decide: Was it suicide pact or husband covering up murder? — (The Oregonian)
SSRI Ed note: Couple taking serious doses of pain meds and antidepressants plan to die in suicide pact, he survives, is charged with murder but acquitted.
Wisconsin teen shot dead by police had anxiety and depression, files show — (The Guardian)
SSRI Ed note: Depressed and anxious teen, 19, on Xanax and illegal drugs acts strangely, is shot and killed by police.
Family still seeks answers in police shooting death of Ajax man — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Durham police shoot, kill man on "list of medications" who is running around neighbourhood naked in Dec. Shooter cleared of wrongdoing. As usual.
Military will publish response to suicide probe — (Toronto Star)
SSRI Ed note: Soldier on Venlafaxine/Effexor, gabapentin, Quetiapine, Zopiclone + olanzapine changes, dies by suicide. Cdn Military conducts probe, misses obvious cause.
No Charges Filed Against LAPD Officers Who Fatally Shot Oceanside Man — (KPBS)
SSRI Ed note: Following car chase, police shoot, kill a vet on antidepressants as he exits his vehicle, continue shooting after he falls, killing him on live tv. No charges.
Dellinger Admits Guilt in Fatal I-89 Crash; ‘I Wish I Could Have That Day Over Again’ — (Valley News)
SSRI Ed note: Man withdrawing from Ambien, on Prozac and another psych med “far in excess of the normal dosage" drives across median, kills couple and unborn child.
Appeal of Court Termination of Parental Rights — (Justia.com)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Prozac, Buspar, Trazodone is "not capable of caring for herself, much less a child", loses custody of daughter.