Archive for Slurred speech

Mount Enterprise man indicted on intox manslaughter charges in Port Arthur wreck that killed teen girl, 2 adults, injured child — (12 News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on anti-anxiety meds, Zoloft, drinks, drives, sees double, causes fatal car crash.
Nick Cutter’s Death Exposes Neglect Scandal at Miami VA Hospital — (Miami New Times)
Missouri Court of Appeals Decision re: Troy Marlin — (Missouri Court of Appeals Western District)
Medics criticised by inquest expert over Bridgnorth man's death — (Shropshire Star)
Drink-drive mum crashes car with her three kids on board on way home from family wedding — (Manchester Evening News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Seroquel for postpartum depression takes baby to park, drinks, becomes severely intoxicated, loses custody of son.
Coroner's fury over girl's 'suicide book': Overdose teenager was found dying in her bedroom next to 'wicked' and 'very disturbing' guide — (Daily Mail)
STATE of New Jersey v. Baum — (Leagle)
Sharon woman charged with motor vehicle homicide under the influence of alcohol after pregnant mom killed in pedestrian accident — (The Enterprise)
Karen Bouquillon, solid waste manager for Northampton, charged with illegal drug possession, drunken driving — (Daily Hampshire Gazette)
Cops: Lady Who Overdosed Drove to CVS for Meds — (Middletown Patch)
$3.02M Verdict In Paxil case — (Albuquerque Journal News)
SSRI Ed note: Family of woman who killed herself on Paxil sue health provider, GSK, jury awards $3.02 million against provider, judge excludes GSK from suit.
Audio: Producer Says Vesta was Taking Pills for Depression — (EURWeb)
Police: Man who fired at TV crew took prescription drugs, had slurred speech— (Las Vegas Sun)
Former chief deputy coroner dozed off during DUI arrest, court documents allege — (Lewis County Sirens)
Man made threats towards police—(Blackpool Gazette)
BREAKING NEWS: Greg Williams Soon to Be Ex-ESPN Radio Host—(Dallas Observer)
Drunk easyJet passenger jailed—(News Guardian)
Top cop breaks down in tears after admitting spitting beer at partner at school quiz night—(Comet 24)
Court date moved for man accused of manslaughter — (The Examiner-Enterprise)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Zyprexa, Ambien, Prozac + Wellbutrin is seriusly impaired, drives, speeds, causes a car crash, killing a woman.
‘Scott was let down by health bosses’ – Sister’s fury over young dad’s death — (The Halifax Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 3 antidepressants drinks, attempts suicide by overdose, later succeeds in killing himself. Coroner records accidental death.
Car Chase Puts Man Behind Bars — (MyWebPal)
SSRI Ed note: Man on several drugs including Zoloft, clearly "out of it", steals car, leads police on a chase, crashes car, steals another, resists arrest.
Fluoxetine (Prozac) nearly killed me! — (Patient Info)
SSRI Ed note: Person prescribed Prozac to deal with father's death cannot tolerate the medication, reports this to GP who ups dose.
Dead Marine’s family says he didn’t get proper care — (Austin American-Statesman)
SSRI Ed note: Marine taking 6 medicataions including zolpidem, trazodone, fluoxetine, lorazepam, seroquel suffers multiple negative side effects, dies in sleep.
Garstang man in police axe attack — (The Garstang Courier)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Seroxat (paroxetine/Paxil) drinks beer, assaults wife for 1st time in 30 yrs of marriage, threatens police with axe.
Kerry Katona: ‘I’m taking drugs for bipolar disorder’ — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Confused TV personality says she takes Effexor because it keeps her "keeps me a on a level and sane", also blames med for manic, bizarre behaviour on air.
Stress from war leaves a heavy toll. Little is done to aid veterans’ daily struggles — (The Boston Globe)
SSRI Ed note: Iraq veteran on antidepressants, mood stabilizers watches cartoons, is oblivious to wife's concerns. is increasingly anxious, depressed.
Man allegedly flips car twice, drives away — (The Bennington Banner)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Paxil, Klonipin drinks, drives, has accident is charged for third incident of reckless driving.
Man charged in bicyclist’s death — (KVUE News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on many medications, including Zoloft, drives impaired, kills cyclist, disappears.
Pokie tycoon son’s quick getaway — (The Daily Telegraph)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants gets drunk, drives and speeds, is charged with impaired driving.
Defense attorney goes to the motions in Toolan murder trial — (Cape Cod Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on drug cocktail including Zoloft drinks, murders girlfriend when she breaks up with him.
Final Duke Rape Report Issued — (The Smoking Gun)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Methadone, Paxil and Ambien invents the story that she was raped by 3 members of Duke lacrosse team. Her credibility is destroyed in report.
 ‘She didn’t deserve that’ — (Winnipeg Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, non-drinker on 4 psych meds for bipolar seems drunk, police take her to a de-tox centre where whe dies, probably of setatonin syndrome.
Manslaughter charges filed — (Bartsville Examiner-Enterprise)
SSRI Ed note: Man taking Zyprexa, Ambien, Prozac and Wellbutrin drives, speeds, hits another car right off the road, killing a woman. Is clearly impaired.
Md. School Bus Driver Charged After Crash – At Least 2 Students Injured in Lusby — (Washington Post)
Lawyers gather information about anti-anxiety medication — (The Naperville Sun)
Kidnapping suspect jailed without bond — (Palatka Daily News)
Girl says Koskovich seemed ‘wrecked’ night of killings — (The Star-Ledger)
SSRI Ed note: Man stoned on Prozac, street drugs shoots, kills 2 pizzeria employees, "breezily confesses to slayings" when arrested. "Glassy eyes", no emotion.
Unhappy Prozac Customer – Speeding Cost Woman Funds, Night In Jail — (Daily News of Los Angeles)
SSRI Ed note: Woman fined for speeding, believes Prozac and another med impaired her diring.
Man Was Legally Insane At Time Of Shooting, Defense Says — (Miami Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Man with drinking problem given Prozac and other antidepressants, they don't work but he shoots a Sheriff's deputy, is charged with murder.
Cathy Eckstein — (1991 FDA Hearings)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Prozac when son dies by suicide in Ritalin withdrawal, she is suicidal, hostile, but withdrawal effects so bad she cannot get off the drug.