The article, researched and written by Andrew Thibault, features a series of assessment reports obtained by Thibault from the FDA (The American drug regulator). It took him a while to secure these documents, all of which were requested under the Freedom of Information Act, many of which have large chunks of information missing.
In his article Thibault highlights just a small handful of the cases taken from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). Thibault writes...
In October 2014, I submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the FDA to obtain copies of the FAERS homicide reports. After ten months of “Foot Dragging and Alibis,” which is what Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) once suggested the agency's acronym stood for, the FDA still had not produced a single report. Frustrated with the FDA's stonewalling, I filed a federal lawsuit in August 2015. Within three months of filing the FOIA lawsuit, the FDA coughed up over 3,000 pages of FAERS reports.
What follows are some examples of these reports that leave the reader in no mind that the FDA, along with the pharmaceutical companies are very aware of psychiatric medications being associated with homicidal acts.
It's a must read and kudos should be given to Thibault for his patience during the 10 month period where the FDA were unwilling to release the documents. At the end of his article Thibault tells of the FDA requesting some of the documents back from him. More on that in a future post.
Meantime, here's his work, 'The FDA Is Hiding Reports Linking Psych Drugs to Homicides.'
For now, I'm going to focus on some of those documents that relate to an association with homicide and Paxil (Seroxat) - You'll note that many of the reports sent in are assessed by the pharmaceutical company that manufacture the suspect drug, in this case, GlaxoSmithKline.
The files have been uploaded and a huge database now exists for doctors and patients alike to make up their own minds. I'd include the media but for whatever reason the majority of media outlets tend to shy away from reporting the truth about antidepressants.
AERS Case Number 3951806 (Click on the images to enlarge)
Homicide by a 47 year-old female. The patient was taking Paxil (30mg per day) between August 2001 and May 2002.
What's striking in this case is that the person who committed murder was a nurse who provided home care. It appears as though she flipped one day and murdered one of her patients.