Prozac and other anti-depressant drugs have been proven to be linked to violent outbursts. This is not to say, that the following people didn't have real problems fed by social forces beyond their control, yet it is safe to say, that Prozac along with other mood drugs push people over the edge. This is another example of profit over people as the drug companies continue to push their poison on the public.
Here is the blood drenched history of anti-depressants.
ELI LILLY IN PROZAC CONTROVERSY
LONDON (CBS.MW) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reviewing internal Eli Lilly documents that suggest the antidepressant Prozac may be linked to violent behavior, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, quoting a U.K. medical journal.
PROZAC'S GREATEST HITS
1. On May 25, 1997 18-year-old Jeremy Strohmeyer
raped and murdered a 7-year-old African American girl in Las Vegas, Nevada. Strohmeyer had been diagnosed with ADD and prescribed Dexedrine, a Ritalin-like drug, immediately prior to the killing.
2. On October 1, 1997, in Pearl Mississippi, 16-year-old Luke Woodham
stabbed his mother, 50-year-old Mary Woodham, to death and then went to his high school where he shot nine people, killing two teenage girls and wounding seven others. Published reports say he was on Prozac.
3. Exactly two months later on Dec 1, 1997, Michael Carneal
, a 14-year-old, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded, one of whom was paralyzed. Carneal was reportedly on Ritalin.
4. Then in February 1998, in Huntsville, Alabama, Jeffery Franklin
, 17, on Ritalin went psychotic, chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.
5. On March 24, 1998 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, 11-year-old Andrew Golden and 14-year-old Mitchell Johnson
shot 15 people killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others. According to one report, the boys were believed to be on Ritalin.
6. Two months later another grisly school massacre occurred. On May 21, 1998 15-year-old Kip Kinkel
of Springfield, Oregon murdered his parents and proceeded to his high school where he went on a rampage killing two students and wounding 22 others. Kinkel had been prescribed both Prozac and Ritalin.
7. On April 16, 1999, 15-year-old Shawn Cooper
of Notus, Idaho took a 12-gauge shot gun to school and started firing, injuring one student and holding the school hostage for about 20 minutes. Terrified students ran for their lives, some barricading themselves in classrooms. Cooper had been taking Ritalin when he fired the shotgun's rounds.
8. Eighteen-year-old Eric Harris
killed 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School before killing himself. Harris was on one of the SSRI anti-depressants called Luvox.
9. A month later to the day, on May 20, 1999 T.J. Solomon
, a 15-year-old high school student in Conyers, Georgia, on Ritalin(r), opened fire on and wounded six of his classmates. Thankfully, none were killed.
10. Fourteen-year-old Rod Mathews
who had been prescribed Ritalin(r) since the third grade beat a classmate to death with a bat.
11. Nineteen-year-old James Wilson
, who had been on psychiatric drugs for 5 years, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school in Breenwood, South Carolina, killing two young girls and wounding seven other children and two teachers.
FLASHBACK: OUT OF CONTROL
According to national news reports in January 1999, ten days after Ryan Ehlis, a college student in Bismark, North Dakota, began taking Adderall to control his attention deficit disorder and to help him with his college studies, he slipped into a psychotic fog and killed his infant daughter. He said God told him to do it. The courts found him innocent after testimony by a psychiatrist and by the manufacturer of the drug that the "psychotic state" was a very rare side effect of Adderall use.
FLASHBACK: GRETA VAN SUSTEREN EXPLORES ANTI-DEPRESSANTS AND SCHOOL SHOOTINGS
The list includes: 15-year-old Kip Kinkle withdrawing from Prozac when he shot 22 classmates, killing two, after murdering his mother and stepfather at his home in Springfield, Oregon; 14-year-old Elizabeth Bush on Prozac when she blasted away at fellow students in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, wounding one; 18-year-old Jason Hoffman on Effexor and Celexa when he opened fire at his California high school wounding five; 15-year-old Shawn Cooper on a mix of antidepressants when he shot students in Idaho; 15-year-old T.J. Solomon, also on a mix of antidepressants when he aimed his shotgun at classmates in Conyers, Georgia, wounding six; and 17-year-old Eric Harris on Luvox when he and partner, Dylan Klebold, killed 12 classmates and a teacher in the bloodiest school massacre yet, Columbine.
FLASHBACK: COLUMBINE SHOOTER WAS PRESCRIBED ANTI-DEPRESSANT
It is one of a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). Other SSRIs are Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. Prozac is the most commonly prescribed anti-depressant in the United States.
FLASHBACK: OREGON SCHOOL SHOOTER WAS ON PROZAC
The Vigo Examiner
Before going on a wild shooting spree at his Springfield Oregon high school that left 2 dead and 22 injured, Kip Kinkel
had been attending anger control classes and was taking a prescription drug called Prozac. This particular drug has factored in almost all wild shooting sprees which have taken place in the last ten years. Eli Lilly of Indianapolis, Indiana was recently sued over the homicidal tendencies this drug is alleged to induce in patients. Prozac is commonly given to youth as a treatment for depression.
FLASHBACK: THE KILLER AT THURSTON HIGH
What led a 15 year-old Oregon boy to kill his parents and two classmates, and shoot and injure 25 others?
AMERICAN POLICY CENTER: SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND DRUGS
Seven million government-mandated and government-approved drug addicts walk into schools located in officially declared "drug free zones." They are the children of America who have been diagnosed by teachers and counselors as victims of Attention Deficit or hyperactivity disorders and required, often against their parent's objections, to take mind-altering drugs such as Ritalin and Prozac.