Shane was prescribed Citalopram (cipramil /celexa) 17 days beforehand. He didn’t have a violent bone in his body. I know without a shadow of doubt that the drug caused Shane to behave like this. The jury at Shane’s inquest returned an open verdict (rejecting a suicide verdict).
Professor David Healy who was the expert witness at the inquest clearly stated that this can happen to a small minority of people who can have a terrible adverse reaction to these anti-depressants.
This becomes a major problem when there are millions of people across the globe being treated with these drugs!
After my son’s inquest Lundbeck (the makers of cipramil) stated on RTE news that their drug could not have caused this and there was no evidence to support our claim. The Irish college of psychiatry came out to defend Lundbeck, dismissing what we and Professor Healy were saying.
The Irish Medicines Board say that the patient information Leaflet give sufficient warning and we dont need a black box warning here like they have in canada and the usa.
Timothy Dinan who has been the most vocal about disputing our claims, is a member of The Irish college of psychiatry. He is also a committee member for The Irish Medicines Board and receives honoraria (payment) from Lundbeck… so what does this tell you?
Is there corruption going on?
What do you think? This is taken from Lundbeck’s website…
“In order to ensure that the Brain Explorer is accurate in terms of content, the Lundbeck Institute has created a team of advisors who have contributed to the content of this web site. “
“All the advisors are experts in their chosen fields, have published their research findings extensively in peer-reviewed journals and have considerable experience in clinical practice and/or teaching. “
Herman van Praag