David Katz’s Mother, Elizabeth Katz, Works for the FDA with a PhD in Toxicology
As has been made public David Katz has a history of antidepressant & antipsychotic use along with several stints in psych hospitals throughout his young life. On top of that we have just recently learned that his mother is a toxicology with the FDA!
“More specifically, the records state: “Elizabeth (Katz), who has a Ph.D. in toxicology, is employed by the United States Food and Drug Administration…” Her bio on FDAZilla says that she is from Silver Spring, Maryland.”
The Florida Shooting Takes Me Full Circle
This case takes me full circle from the 1992 suicide of Marc Pizzuto of Columbia, Maryland, whose case is featured in the Prologue of my book Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? Our Serotonin Nightmare right back to Columbia, Maryland also home of the latest Florida shooter David Katz. See the excerpt of the prologue from my book below on the Wesbecker case & on Marc Pizzuto’s case below…and there was another case I worked on right next door to Columbia in Ellicott City in 2004 where Ryan Furlough, a young man on Effexor, poisoned his best friend during a sleep over. Here is a link to that case: (http://ssristories.net/archive/show2b9a.html?item=250)
So the obvious question is: As a toxicologist, how did his mother not see this coming?
David Katz’s mother works as a toxicologist for the FDA and she did not even realize how toxic her own son was to lead him to this action?!!! This is the perfect example of just how completely clueless the world is to the extreme brain toxicity & the lack of warning given to patients & their families when it comes to the SSRI antidepressants and the serotonergic antipsychotics!
How “homicidal ideation” warning was added to Effexor
This scenario reminds me of the 2002 Effexor-induced mass murder/suicide in Ardmore, PA which moved the manufacturer to add “homicidal ideation” as a warning to their antidepressant Effexor – one of the two antidepressants Andrea Yates was on at maximum dose of both drugs when she drowned her five children.
In this PA case the husband took the microphone at church on a Sunday evening to accuse his wife publicly of having an affair with her best friend’s husband – all a delusion brought on by the toxic effects of the antidepressant. The police had to be brought in to get him down from the podium. (http://ssristories.net/archive/show2ee9.html?item=1925)
How Does a Serotonergic Agent Produce Psychosis?
Now why of how would an antidepressant produce hallucinationsor psychosis? When these drugs increase serotonin they gradually take those who cannot clear all that serotonin out quickly enough to keep from preventing the same type of psychotic break that LSD or PCP would produce. This happens because those two drugs, once prescription drugs which are now illegal, mimic the neurotransmitter, serotonin in the brain. So as antidepressants or atypical antipsychotics increase serotonin you get the same end result.
Now how does this case tie in with this shooting in Florida Sunday?
Two days later the officer in charge called and spoke with Michael Burgess to check up on him and make sure things were okay. They had a nice conversation and a half hour later Mr. Burgess shot his wife, her teenage daughter, then chased her elderly parents through the house and out in the yard where he gunned them down before shooting himself.
His wife, Cassandra Burgess, worked for the manufacturer of Effexor doing what? She took adverse reaction reports for Effexor!
Calling in the adverse reaction report for this PA mass murder/suicide
I called in the adverse reaction on this case & explained I had an adverse reaction to report on Effexor. The woman said, “Okay, and the adverse reaction was?”
I replied, “Mass murder/suicide.”
She said, “Oh! Okay….(catching her breath) And patient name?”
I said, “Michael Burgess.”
She repeated, “Michael”….then screamed, “Michael Burgess?!!!! Did you know his wife worked right here in this office?!”
Of course I already knew but replied, “You mean to tell me she worked right there next to you taking adverse reactions day in and day out and she did not see this coming in her own husband soon enough to save her life, the life of her daughter or her parents or his?!!”
She said very softly, “I guess not.”
The officer also told me someone could have knocked him over with a feather because there is NO WAY he would have believed the man he had just spoken to was about to do this.
So if a toxicologist for the FDA can miss this coming in her own son soon enough to save these young lives in Florida, how safe are any of us interacting with so many on these drugs?!!!! As an expert in these cases since 1992 you do not want me to answer that question for you! These people do not come with serotonin meters on their foreheads! How do we know when that level reaches a toxic level? Take a look at what we have seen and documented so far: www.ssristories.net
And what is even worse is that most people and even most doctors do not know that in order to come off these drugs safely to avoid triggering a psychosis from withdrawal you must taper EXTREMELY SLOWLY over months or years! (See withdrawal information below)
And what is even worse is that most people and even most doctors do not know that in order to come off these drugs safely to avoid triggering a psychosis from withdrawal you must taper EXTREMELY SLOWLY over months or years!
Original articles: https://patch.com/maryland/baltimore/jacksonville-shooting-7-things-know-david-katz?utm_source=amp&utm_campaign=amp&utm_medium=mobile
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