Last Saturday, May 5th, a Canadian tv channel aired a documentary which partly concerned the story of Brennan McCartney. His story is at 7 minutes on this Youtube video.
Brennan McCartney was 18 years old when he went to the doctor complaining of a chest cold. He was also in the middle of breaking up with his girlfriend. He was given a prescription for his chest cold. He also came home with a sample pack of Lundbeck’s Cipralex, also known as Lexapro.
4 days after starting Cipralex he began to show signs of agitation. He drove down to the local store where he bought some rope. He hanged himself in a local park.
The family sought out a psychologist, Leslie Balmer, to review Brennan’s case. She concluded that there was nothing to suggest that he was sad or having a tough time. There was no ‘red flags’.
Psychiatrist Roger McIntyre said he has seen these effects with antidepressants first hand; “They report to us, within the first few weeks, a worsening of their distress, they report agitation, in many cases irritability they didn’t have before.”
Brennan’s parents (just like us) believe that Cipralex caused Brennan to commit suicide. Brennan’s mum Nancy, said “it is important to note that Brennan had no history of mental health issues. He had no substance abuse concerns and was not clinically depressed.” Lundbeck again said that there is ‘no evidence’ that their drug increases the risks of suicide. LIARS!
Professor David Healy looked at Brennan’s case. He said “It seemed to be a very clear cut case. This was a young man, who if he hadn’t been put on the antidepressant that he was put on, wouldn’t have gone on to commit suicide.”
How many more Lundbeck victims will there be before this drug is investigated? Why are the FDA and the EMA not doing their job? What are they regulating? The pharma money? I won’t even bother mentioning the useless (Pharma funded) Irish Medicines Board.
What about all the Coroner’s who have expressed concerns about celexa (found in a Brussles Court to be the same as Cipralex): Magistrate Jacqueline M. Milledge, Aus, Coroner Ian Smith Cumbria, U.K, Birmingham coroner Aiden Cotter U.K, Brecon coroner Geraint Williams, and our own ex-pathologist Declan Gilsenan.
Some more information relating to Lundbeck’s suicidal drugs….
In October 2011, a Brussels court held that Cipralex was the same product as celexa under Articles 3(c)-(d) of the SPC-Regulation.
- Was Brennan McCartney let down by Lundbeck, his family doctor, or both? (leoniefennell.wordpress.com)
- Lundbeck’s Vortioxetine (Lu AA21004) Will the FDA and the EMA approve another ‘killer’ drug? (leoniefennell.wordpress.com)