Following on from my previous two posts (Paxil Homicide & Celexa & Lexapro Homicide) I now turn my attention to Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
Cymbalta is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor and is notoriously difficult to withdraw from due to it being a capsule filled with tiny beads.
These series of posts are a result of a recent Freedom of Information request made by Andrew Thibault to the American drug regulator, the FDA. Information sent to Thibault is now publicly available ~ I've been sifting through some of the documents.
AERS Case Number 6060757
Homicide by female (age 26) The patient was taking Cymbalta (60mg per day) beginning sometime in 2005. She shot and killed her husband. (Click on images to enlarge)
The report shows us that his prescribing physician does not attribute that Cymbalta may have played a part in this homicide. One has to question if this statement was based on scientific fact or just, as I suspect, an assumption. The 84 year-old shot his wife then himself.