Dr. Andrew McCallum, Chief Coroner for Ontario, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Sara Carlin.
Ms. Carlin, 18, died on May 6, 2007, at her residence in Oakville.
The inquest will focus on the role of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor antidepressants in teenage suicides. The inquest jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths in similar circumstances.
The date, time, location and duration of the inquest will be announced at a later date.
Thank goodness Toronto's Chief Coroner has humanity. Let's hope something good comes out of something so bad.
I've just finished writing a chapter in my book about the death of Sara and also Sharise Gatchell. Two beautiful girls. Two needless deaths caused by Seroxat.
Here's a snippet:
Sharise Gatchell and Sara Carlin didn't need to die. Had GlaxoSmithKline, then SmithKline Beecham, been open about the dangers of Seroxat in children then their respective doctors would never have prescribed it for them. Doctors seek knowledge in medical journals and conferences. Often, the articles that appear in these journals are written by key opinion leaders [KOLs] and it is these same KOLs that speak at conferences. GSK have business relationships with several KOLs, one such person is Martin Keller, Chair of Psychiatry at Brown University, Rhode Island, US. Internal documents obtained by Panorama revealed the darker side of Keller. He was, apparently, the author of the now infamous Paxil 329 study but in a memo Keller thanks somebody else for writing the study. He wrote: “You did a superb job with this. Thank you very much. It is excellent. Enclosed are some rather minor changes from me.”
Much has been written about Martin Keller so I won't go into any great length in this book. In essence, Keller is a pusher of drugs, drugs known to cause harm. He could have said 'No' but the lure of money killed his conscience. My opinion of Keller is that he is sub-human scum and the sooner he is behind bars, the safer it will be for all concerned. For more on Keller I recommend 'Side Effects - A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and A Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial' - ISBN-13: 978-1565125537, Publisher: Algonquin Books, Author, Alison Bass.
Sharise and Sara took their own lives. They both hanged themselves. They both took Seroxat. They both should never have been given Seroxat. The buck stops with GlaxoSmithKline because they are at the root of these needless suicides. Seroxat isn't a natural herb, it does not grow on trees or from the ground. It was made, marketed and sold by GSK. When problems arose, GSK, didn't want to accept accountability. It's fraud, plain and simple.
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