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Mar 27, 2012
My name is Michael J. Midlo. I live at 3920 225th LN NW Saint Francis, Minnesota
The task before us is to change the laws and regulations in this state and country with respect to the prescribing and dispensing of anti-depressants, along with changes and proper oversight of psychiatric professionals…
It is vital that I do this so that I can not only make sense of my son’s death, but also make his death mean something by helping him in death go on doing what he was working to do in life, which was to help others and save lives.
To do this I have to let this country know who was responsible for his death and why they should bear their responsibility for the death of our son, Jonathan Robert Midlo…
I have to let the people, the media, and government officials, the state and federal Attorney Generals offices, including the FDA, all the way up to the President of the United States and his wife (Barack and Michelle), and get them to take action to stop the senseless deaths and suicide attempts of hundreds if not thousands of young Americans caused by the intentional mislabeling (which I is called “off label use” of antidepressants and psychotropic drugs) with suicide as a major side effect, whether out of incompetence, just to make money, and/or get kickbacks for writing the prescriptions.
It is also important to note in an article for trustworthy health information, that the antidepressant, Trazodone, is often used to treat insomnia, although it is NOT approved for this use by the FDA.
My son may have put the shotgun in his mouth and pulled the trigger, but the fault actually lies in the psychiatrist, the people who mislabeled this drug, along with the people who have made it possible to identify it as a sleeping pill, saying “take one at night for insomnia”, with the only warnings written on the bottle as: Do not take with other medications without checking with your doctor (which I don’t believe anybody would think meant Tylenol) , may cause drowsiness, alcohol may intensify this effect, use care when operating a car or dangerous machinery and take with food…. instead of identifying it as an antidepressant and not labeling it as having severe depression and SUICIDE as major side effects.