Brian Palmer, 63, another SSRI victim.
Here’s another Coroner’s warning concerning another SSRI, Fluoxetine, also know as Prozac, and again the Coroner is left to do the job of the medicines regulator. Days after he began taking Prozac, Brian Palmer’s mental health deteriorated and he shot himself in the head.
Excerpts from Article…
THE devastated family of a grandfather who killed himself following a bad reaction to anti-depressants have urged doctors to warn patients of the possible side-effects before prescribing the drugs.
The coroner at an inquest held last Wednesday (March 14) at Chichester concluded he took his own life following the prescription of anti-depressant pills.
Speaking after the hearing, Brian’s widow Jennifer, 62, appealed to doctors to take the time to explain to their patients all the possible side-effects of any drugs they prescribe.
She said: “I noticed a change in him almost straight after taking the pills. I asked to see the box in the days before but he said he couldn’t find it. I found it a few days after his death and it listed all the changes I had seen in him. My heart just stopped.
The inquest heard how, days after Mr Palmer began taking the drugs, his mental health deteriorated.
Recording a narrative verdict, coroner Penelope Schofield said: “He took his own life following the prescription of the drug Fluoxetine and Zopiclone.”
The coroner said she would be writing to the Fitzalan Medical Centre to advise GPs there to warn all patients of the potential side-effects any prescribed drug can have. Full Article.
How much evidence is needed? There is so much evidence that Prozac and other SSRI’s can cause suicide and homicide and yet this poor man probably had no warning. At least in England, unlike in Ireland, there was no psychiatrist attending this Inquest denying that SSRI’s can cause suicide.
The first high-profile Prozac Murder/suicide; Link.
Prozac blamed for woman’s suicide; Link.
John virapen admits to bribing the Swedish Government to enable the licencing of Prozac; Link.
Then there is Maria, whose son died by by suicide less than 2 weeks after starting Prozac; Link.
Prozac defence for murder; Link.