Over 90% of the School Shootings are Linked to Antidepressant Drugs
It’s Big Pharma – and Not the Guns- that should be on Trial
Big Pharma is Guilty of the Killing of our Kids
With all the mass shootings breaking out across America, Big Pharma’s psychiatric drug connection is being ignored. Instead, our politicians are attempting to use these tragic events to impose gun control restrictions on the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution… rather than addressing the true root cause.
Many have speculated that the side effects from taking certain prescription drugs and/or the withdrawal from taking them have been a factor in school and campus shootings.
A certain class of antidepressant drugs, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), has been linked to a number of the most serious incidents of violent crime on school and university campuses.
Reuptake is an important brain process that we need to understand as a society, especially if you have friends or family members with mental health problems.
Example: Reuptake in Medications Used to Treat BPD Depression. (Borderline Personality Disorder). Here is an excerpt:
Reuptake is an important brain process to understand if you have borderline personality disorder (BPD) or any other mental health problem. Why? Because many medications used to treat mental health disorders work by altering a number of particular neurotransmitters in the brain. Reuptake is a key part of this process.
This is shocking! Let’s observe what’s going on here. Read the bulleted list of medications and the side effects below.
Also, if you’re pregnant, you should be well-informed before you take any of these medications. Antidepressants and pregnancy are a dangerous combination.
A mother taking Prozac, Zoloft or other antidepressants of this type are increasing their risk of bearing a child with autism. It is a significant risk; they are twice as likely to have an autistic child as a mother who stays away from these drugs.
The category of some of the SSRI antidepressant drugs includes:
Adderall – introduced in 1996 by Richwood Pharmaceuticals, which later merged with Shire Pharmaceuticals. The FDA approved Adderall in 1996, but it was originally approved in 1960 under the name Obetrol, a drug used to decrease appetite. The FDA approved the drug for use in ADHD without clinical trials testing its safety in children according to drugwatch.com.
Brisdelle – developed by Noven Pharmaceuticals and consists of a low dose of paroxetine, which is used at higher doses in the antidepressant Paxil. This drug is used to treat Postmenopausal Symptoms.
Celexa – According to the Department of Justice, Forest Pharmaceuticals had illegally promoted Celexa for the treatment of depression in children and adolescents. The company also pleaded guilty to obstructing justice and distributing an unapproved drug. See the lawsuit here. Since Celexa’s introduction to the U.S. market in 1998, millions of patients have taken the drug. Associated with Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior. It had a black box warning!
Lexapro – used for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in Adolescents . Forest Laboratories also manufactures Celexa (citalopram), a black label drug, an SSRI that is indicated for the treatment of MDD in adults and has another compound (F2695) in its pipeline to treat depression. This dangerous drug also carries a black label warning because it is mandated! See the hideous side effects:
Lexapro may increase incidents of suicide and/or suicidal ideation (the thoughts of suicide).
The risk of suicide and suicidal ideation is higher in young adults, teenagers, and children.
Incident rates of suicide and suicidal ideation tends to occur more in the first few months of taking Lexapro or when there is a significant change in dosage.
Lexapro has been widely used during pregnancy but has been linked to a number of birth defects. Some of these effects are severe, permanently debilitation or may cause death.
Here is information on the Lexapro Lawsuit.
Luvox – a registered trademark of Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (1) Hirschfeld RMA. Long-term side effects of SSRIs: sexual dysfunction and weight gain.
Although all SSRIs inhibit the reuptake of serotonin, fluvoxamine has different pharmacological and side effects profiles from other drugs in its class. Fluvoxamine has been shown to be selective for serotonin reuptake, and has little effect on dopamine and noradrenaline uptake systems compared to other SSRI.
Luvox contained an additional warning as it was believed to be associated with violent behavior and suicidal thinking in children and teenagers. Luvox was removed from the US market in 2002 following press coverage related to the Columbine Massacre in 1999. The following is from the article: Luvox was removed from the US market in 2002 following press coverage related to the Columbine Massacre in 1999. Eric Harris, one of the killers, was rejected by the military because of his Luvox usage. After the shooting Dr. Peter R. Breggin, a Harvard trained psychiatrist whose work provided the foundation for modern criticism of psychiatric diagnoses and drugs, claimed that the psychiatric medications prescribed to Harris may have exacerbated his aggression due to the fluvoxamine-induced stimulation. Harris had been taking this medication for approximately one year prior to the massacre. According to reports, Eric Harris had a “therapeutic blood level” of fluvoxamine at the time of his autopsy.
Paxil (GlaxoSmithKline) – Prosecutors said GSK illegally marketed Paxil to children, including helping to publish a medical journal article that misreported data from a clinical trial. The drug maker also attempted to bribe doctors to prescribe the antidepressant to children as an off-label treatment for depression and anxiety. See the Paxil Lawsuit.
Prozac – Created by Eli Lilly, it hit the market in 1988. Lilly Settles 30 Suits related to murders or suicides for $50 Million. The FDA approved Prozac in 1987, and just a few years later, the drug had its first lawsuits. Lawsuits alleged that Eli Lilly was “grossly negligent” in its failure to properly warn doctors and consumers about potential dangers, including violent, aggressive and suicidal behavior.
Rapiflux – Fluoxetine is a prescription medicine used to treat depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia, and panic disorder.
Ritalin – It was synthesized by Ciba (now Novartis) and is an ADHD medication.The study suggests that long-term use of Ritalin may affect cognitive problems with flexibility, emotional control, abstract thinking, and higher-level reasoning in individuals who began taking the drug while their brain was still developing. Children on Ritalin: Long Term Effects: early death, brain atrophy, suicide, imprisonment, drug addiction, institutionalization in a psychiatric hospital.
This is a table for psychological and behavioral symptoms of amphetamine use:
Side effects and risks associated with the long-term use of ADHD medication include:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeat
- Abuse and addiction
- Skin discolorations
Also see, Ritalin LA Lawsuit.
Selfemra – developed by Solvay. In a 1978 patent1, inventors Hendricus B. A. Antonius and Volkert Claassen described its mode of action. It was marketed under the trade names Luvox and Floxyfral, among others, and is now available as a generic.
Xanax – developed by Upjohn Company now part of Pfizer. Xanax can cause aggression, rage, and agitation in the user. Warnings: Xanax can slow or stop your breathing, especially if you have recently used an opioid medication or alcohol. Mass shooter Elliot Rodger was, according to his parents, taking anti-anxiety drug Xanax in the days that led up to his bloody rampage and suicide in Isla Vista California on May 23. Elliot murdered six people and injured thirteen others before taking his life. Although recognized as a drug that can cause hostility, Xanax is still prescribed by psychiatrists and even family doctors (as in Elliot’s case).
The dangerous side effects of Xanax are well documented and include:
Depression or a worsening of the patient’s condition
Reduced inhibitions (or no fear of risky situations)
Feeling hostile or agitated
Zoloft – developed by Pfizer. See Zoloft Lawsuit. Zoloft (sertraline) is used to treat various mood disorders including depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder (social phobia). Side effects:
- Abnormal dreams emotional liability (or instability)
- Alcohol abuse and/or craving
- Paranoid reactions
- Sleep disorders
- Akathisia (severe inner restlessness)
- Discontinuation (withdrawal) syndrome
According to the University of Regina research, popular SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) antidepressant medications, such as Prozac, Paxil, Lexapro, Zoloft, etc., are associated with a twofold increase in the odds of developing some form of cognitive impairment, such as dementia, including Alzheimer’s.
See: Antidepressants Linked To Dementia Including Alzheimer’s . Here are two snippets:
When the studies involved people under 65, the risk was threefold, perhaps reflecting longer drug use, Mousseau said.
If you are taking an SSRI antidepressant, it’s best to talk with your doctor. If your doctor isn’t aware of this association, you may want to talk with a doctor that is.
So, what about justice for those affected? Here is the current status of the SSRI Lawsuits.
Several of the manufacturers of popular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been involved in numerous lawsuits concerning suicides, birth defects, and illegal marketing practices. Specific antidepressants include Zoloft®, Prozac®, Paxil®, Lexapro®, and Celexa®. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries after taking an SSRI antidepressant, please contact an experienced lawyer today to review your legal options.
After reading about the monstrous side effects from taking these drugs, it wouldn’t hurt to at least consider natural supplements, if at all possible.
We truly believe these dangerous drugs have become all too commonly prescribed… and unfortunately, the more aspects the government controls, the worse this corruption and mismanagement becomes.
An Uncomfortable Truth: A Look at the Corresponding Rise of Antidepressants, SSRI’s and Mass Shootings
Some of the side effects caused by SSRIs can increase the risk of violence against others. Perhaps the most risky, emotional blunting (or detachment) has been linked to SSRI use and many people who’ve taken the drugs report ‘not feeling’ or ‘not caring’ about anything. There’s also been an established causal relationship between SSRI use and psychosis and hallucinations, both of which are known to increase the risk of violence in individuals.
Gun control is obviously not the solution, as the rate of mass shootings has increased over the last 30 years, at a time when multiple gun control laws have been implemented. Taking firearms away from law-abiding citizens has not and will not stop the problem.
Doctors need to educate patients and their families to make them aware of the risks they take on when they take antidepressant drugs. All medication, including antidepressant drugs does nothing to fix the problem, it only masks the symptoms.
Widely prescribed antidepressants called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors or SSRIs, cause suicidal tendencies and extreme acts of violence in many patients who take them, according to Dr. David Healy, founder of RxISK.org.
Also, this report: Suicidality, Violence, and Mania Caused by Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors: A Review and Analysis
It seems obvious to us that when looking at these dangerous drugs and their fierce side effects, our mental health experts should be able to predict violence before it occurs.
From this review we critically address 4 central assumptions that frequently arise in the aftermath of mass shootings:
(1) Mental illness causes gun violence,
(2) Psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime before it happens,
(3) US mass shootings teach us to fear mentally ill loners, and
(4) Because of the complex psychiatric histories of mass shooters, gun control “won’t prevent” another Tucson, Aurora, or Newtown.
What about what’s going on in the prisons called public schools, besides the demonic teachings of Critical Race Theory and Transgenderism?
According to Rep Bob Schaffer, R-Colo, the Department of Education has made “hundreds of special education dollars available to schools every year since 1991 for each child labeled with ADHJD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Note: The schools get extra tax dollars if they classify your child with ADHD
Special Education Services and Accommodations
Most children with ADHD receive some school services, such as special education services and accommodations. There are two laws that govern special services and accommodations for children with disabilities:
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
The support a child with ADHD receives at school will depend on if they meet the eligibility requirements for one of two federal plans funded by IDEA and Section 504: an individualized education program (IEP) or a 504 Plan.
Here is the evidence that shows that the schools get more federal tax dollars to classify your child with ADHD. Once the child is put on ADHD drugs, that child’s life will be destroyed forever. There is no going back. If the school pushes to put your child on ADHD drugs, it is time to pull that child out of school and home school them.
In this country, we spend over twenty billion dollars a year drugging children for something called “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,” or ADHD. For that kind of outlay, we could pay the mid-career salaries of an extra 365,000 teachers, or 827,000 teachers’ aides.
This may seem like a preposterous misallocation of resources, but the situation is not likely to change until we confront an interlocking network of players who have a vested interest in promoting the medical model of “ADHD.” Let’s take a look at some of these players now, shall we?
Dr. Biederman is Chief of the Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Once, while being deposed in a lawsuit, he gave his rank at Harvard as “Full Professor.” Asked if there was anything above that, he replied “God.”
A paper published in the April 1976 issue of the Journal of Diseases in Childhood described five cases of childhood mania. All the children described came from obviously troubled families. In three of the five cases the authors explicitly state that the mania did not develop until after the children had begun taking stimulants or antidepressants.
The five case histories give us poignant glimpses into the lives of these children. A fifteen-month-old toddler, born to a mother with a history of episodic depression, became jealous of her baby sister, and would hit the baby and steal her bottle. The paper doesn’t mention whether the child (or her mother) was offered any kind of therapy or counseling to help deal with the flood of feelings that must inevitably accompany the arrival of a new family member. Instead, the toddler was treated first with diphenhydramine, then dextroamphetamine, then nortriptyline, then phenobarbital. After the phenobarbital was discontinued, the child was kept on nortriptyline, at which point she experienced her first episode of full-blown mania, characterized by unintelligible speech, insomnia, hyperactivity, irritability, and delusional fantasies (pretending to be an airplane, she crashed into a wall and sustained two scalp lacerations). She was switched to Elavil, which made her condition worse, and then to thioridazine.
Finally the mother discontinued all the drugs, and within a month the child’s behavior became normal and remained that way at the time of follow-up at five years.
Look at this conflict of interest below!
Has the U.S. Food and Drug Administration failed to do its due diligence in finding and reporting financial conflicts of interest between members of its scientific advisory committees and pharmaceutical companies?
Over the course of its investigation, Science discovered:
Forty of 107 physician advisers on the committees examined “received more than $10,000 in post hoc earnings or research support from the makers of drugs that the panels voted to approve, or from competing firms,” the publication said. Of those 40, 26 snagged more than $100,000 and seven of those gained $1 million or more.
Science said that 17 top-earning advisers benefitted from more than $26 million in research assistance or personal payments from industry companies. Of those payments, 94 percent “came from the makers of drugs those advisers previously reviewed or from competitors,” Science said.
Many of the advisers received funds from those companies that were reviewed “concurrent with or in the year before their advisory service.” The payments were disclosed in scholarly reports, but not by the FDA, Science said.
Federal agencies in the hands of Big Pharma and corrupt politicians using gun control to solve violent actions gives a false hope to the public. Why? Because it distracts them from the real cause of the current state of the nation and the frequency of mass shootings.
Our medical professionals simply cannot rely on the FDA to provide unbiased and honest clinical trial information, either. It is so sad that the FDA will conceal risks and look the other way whenever drug companies want them to do so.
Tragically, the huge overwhelming political influence of the FDA and big pharma goes beyond clinical studies. For instance, FDA employees are sitting on drug companies’ regulatory boards and will stoop even to hiring their spouses.
Moreover, the big pharmaceutical companies spend BILLIONS on lobbying every year to coax our state lawmakers into leaning their way.
In closing, when we have Big Pharma filling our government offices, we can expect disastrous consequences. Our loss of liberty is looming!
We have just seen that Big Pharma has failed in properly researching, manufacturing, and marketing these injurious drugs, and just like the COVID “vaccine”, they have marketed drugs as “safe” for children and during pregnancy when the drugs were NOT safe. The criminal FDA should be held responsible, too.
Society has been deeply scarred by Big Pharma with all their injections and medications.
These prescription medications mask symptoms and do not heal the person. Until all mental illnesses can be properly addressed, the use of antidepressant drugs must be limited and completely reevaluated. The legal liability of all mass shootings of persons on drugs must be the responsibility of Big Pharma and the doctors that prescribe these antidepressant drugs.
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