Family fears one of UK’s most commonly prescribed anti-depressant drugs stopped their 24-year-old son’s heart beating amid concerns it could harm others — (The Daily Mail)Sunday, March 17th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Two young people taking sertraline suffer sudden death, doctors suspect drug but coroners record deaths as from natural causes.
DNA on drugs: How genetic tests could make prescriptions more precise — (The Globe and Mail)Friday, March 16th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Pharmacogenetic testing reveals who cannot metobolize meds incl. antidepressants, and will likely be harmed. Such tests should be done prior to prescribing.
Alabama Girl Medically Kidnapped and Forced on Drugs: Parents Facing Jail for Failure to Pay State Child Support — (Health Impact News)Friday, November 27th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Family may be poor metabolizes of antidepressants, given the 2 suicides. Teenager is drugged by state against her mom's wishes.
Nebraska man blames Zoloft in girlfriend’s 2002 killing — (Tri-City Herald)Tuesday, September 15th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man is put on Zoloft, attempts suicide, kills girlfriend, is convicted. Blames drug, is tested, found to be a poor metabolizer, court rejects appeal.
Antidepressants Are Among the Most Dangerous Drugs Available Causing 40,000 Deaths a Year — (Investment Watch)Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015SSRI Ed note: Many people have reduced or no ability to metabolize SSRIs due to a deficiency in CYP2D6 (cytochrome P450 2D6), an enzyme needed for 1/4 all prescriptions.
Fish on Prozac become angry, aggressive and KILL their mates, new study finds — (Daily Mail)Friday, June 14th, 2013
When Medicating Kids Goes Very, Very Wrong — (Blog Her)Monday, October 31st, 2011
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology — (Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology)Saturday, January 10th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Child given Ritalin, clonidine and Prozac experiences horrible side effects over 10 months, "expires", cytochrome P450 CYP2D (gene) defect discovered.
A beginning to forget — (The Richmond Times-Dispatch)Friday, November 24th, 2006SSRI Ed note: New mom given various antidepressants and getting worse goes to Mayo Clinic where she learns she is a non-metabolizer, drugs are poisoning her.
Drugs may cause violence in sleep — (Phys.org)Wednesday, June 21st, 2006SSRI Ed note: Doctor at Mayo clinic discovers that 80% of young people with REM sleep disorder, causing violent dreams, are on antidepressants.
31-Year-Old Female Shows Marked Improvement in Depression, Agitation, and Panic Attacks after Genetic Testing Was Used to Inform Treatment — (Case Reports in Psychiatry)Thursday, March 18th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Genetic testing results in tailored treatment for woman with depression, agitation, panic attacks. Non-pharmaceutical solutions not considered.
Lilly settles Prozac lawsuit — (Indy Star)Saturday, November 30th, 2002
Prozac and Suicide, an Interview with Dr. David Healy — (CounterPunch)Wednesday, March 20th, 2002
Prozac Victim’s Parents Settle With Doctor. Martins Creek Couple Will Collect $187,500 In Case Where Their Son Died — (The Morning Call)Wednesday, April 12th, 2000SSRI Ed note: Nine-year-old dies from drug toxicity while doctor who prescribed high/increasing dosage failed to notice symptoms.