SLC Man Arrested for Plot to Kill as Many as Possible in SLC Mall & Sugarhouse Movie Theater

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ANTIDEPRESSANTS??? So sure am I on this one that I hesitate to even put question marks after the question about antidepressants being involved in this case!

Jack Harry Stiles, 42, is being held on a $1 Million bond after first telling an officer at a hospital that he was planning to kill as many as possible in a downtown mall and Sugarhouse movie theater on the anniversary of his mother’s death. He would “randomly kill people until he runs out of ammunition.” And he planned to set off a bomb under a city bus or Trax train, had mapped out both locations, had detailed plans, guns and ammunition, ect. plus of course a “history of mental illness.”

All those are clues and add to that the fact that he lives in “Prozacland” which everyone calls Utah where more antidepressants are used than just about anywhere else as they have led the way in use for two decades. How you lose your mother and not get on an antidepressant in Utah would be the real question here.

When these things are planned on the anniversary of a personal tragedy it is often indicative of the person going into REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) and acting out their recurring nightmares. Because antidepressants repress REM sleep they are known to produce both psychosis and RBD. In fact they are the leading common denominator in this diagnosis being found in 86% of the RBD cases – this most violent of sleep disorders where patients are known to commit both murder and suicide in a sleep state with 80% hurting themselves or others.

So would you like to take a guess where my daughter, son-in-law and four grandchildren were planning on going this evening? You guessed it! That same movie theater! Would you also like to guess how many times I have warned them about going out to public places such as this in SLC? I think it has only been every time they have gone somewhere like this. Hopefully this has been close enough to home to convince them to get out of town now! But the problem is finding a safe place anywhere anymore with the widespread use of these drugs in our world.

Yale: 250,000 Yearly Hospitalized for Antidepressant-Induced Psychosis

With so many on these drugs and on the verge of going psychotic on them few places are safe any longer! Remember that researchers at Yale in 2001 found that 250,000 yearly were found in general hospital psych wards to have gone psychotic due to an antidepressant. Knowing how rare it is for a general doctor to catch these cases of antidepressant-induced psychosis the researchers pointed out that the actual figure of those going psychotic on antidepressants should be expected to be far higher than that quarter of a million per year figure. Is the figure double, triple, quadruple? Will we ever know?

How Many More Do Not Make It To A Hospital?

Obviously no one noticed the Trazadone induced psychosis in the Navy Yard shooter in time to get him into a psych ward and no one got James Holmes into a psych ward before he shot everyone at the Aurora theater last year. And no one noticed the antidepressant-induced psychosis in 68 out of 70 school shooters before they began shooting. (See list of school shootings & antidepressant involved in video format here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpFoivbZH1o&feature=youtu.be and a written list can be found here: www.drugawareness.org/ssri-nightmares/school-shootings )

And how many more are out there about to go psychotic on their medication or in withdrawal from their medication when it takes so little to trigger the psychosis? The FDA has warned that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant, whether increasing or decreasing the dose, can cause suicide, hostility, or psychosis. So that would be anyone starting or stopping an antidepressant without weaning VERY gradually up or down on them. It would also be anyone forgetting to take their pills for a day or two. And it would be anyone switching from one antidepressant to another because you would double your chances by going abruptly off one and starting abruptly on another. All of these scenarios carry a very dangerous potential for a psychotic break induced by the use of an antidepressant.

To better help you to understand this antidepressant-induced violence and psychosis I refer you to a section of my testimony before the FDA in their 2004 hearing on antidepressants and suicide:

www.drugawareness.org/dr-ann-blake-tracys-september-13-2004-to-the-fda/

The Problem: Low Serotonin Metabolism, Not Low Serotonin

“For decades research has shown that impairing serotonin metabolism will produce migraines, hot flashes, pains around the heart, difficulty breathing, a worsening of bronchial complaints, tension and anxiety which appear from out of nowhere, depression, suicide – especially very violent suicide, hostility, violent crime, arson, substance abuse, psychosis, mania, organic brain disease, autism, anorexia, reckless driving, Alzheimer’s, impulsive behavior with no concern for punishment, and argumentative behavior.

“How anyone ever thought it would be “therapeutic” to chemically induce these reactions is beyond me. Yet, these reactions are exactly what we have witnessed in our society over the past decade and a half as a result of the widespread use of these drugs.

“In fact we even have a whole new vocabulary as a result with terms such as “road rage,” “suicide by cop,” “murder/suicide,” “going postal,” “false memory syndrome,” “school shooting,” “bi-polar” – every third person you meet anymore – along with the skyrocketing rates of antidepressant-induced diabetes and hypoglycemia.

“Can you remember two decades ago when depressed people used to slip away quietly to kill themselves rather than killing everyone around them and then themselves as they do while taking SSRI antidepressants?

Excess Serotonin Produces Extreme Violence

“A study out of the University of Southern California in 1996 looked at a group of mutant mice in an experiment that had gone terribly wrong. These genetically engineered mice were the most violent creatures they had ever witnessed. They were born lacking the MAO-A enzyme which metabolizes serotonin. As a result their brains were awash in serotonin. This excess serotonin is what the researchers determined was the cause for this extreme violence. Antidepressants produce the same end result as they inhibit the metabolism of serotonin.”

 

WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. And these reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

Original article on this story: http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=26977556

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ANN BLAKE TRACY TESTIFYS BEFORE THE FDA ON DANGERS OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS IN 2006

ME TESTIFYING TO FDA

ANN BLAKE-TRACY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

INTERNATIONAL COALITION FOR DRUG AWARENESS

The FDA Advisory Committee held an additional hearing on the safety of antidepressants for young adults ages 18 – 25 in December of 2006. Click here www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz0-XzEq3x8 to watch me give my testimony to them after which they expanded the Black Box Warning for increased suicidal ideation from those 18 and under to anyone under age 25.

The full transcript of this testimony before the FDA Advisory Committee in December of 2006 can be found here: http://www.drugawareness.org/fda-testimony/dr-ann-blake-tracys-december-13-2006-to-the-fda

WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

The FDA also now warns that any abrupt change in dose of an antidepressant can produce suicide, hostility or psychosis. And these reactions can either come on very rapidly or even be delayed for months depending upon the adverse effects upon sleep patterns when the withdrawal is rapid! You can find the CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: http://store.drugawareness.org/

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

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10 YEARS AFTER BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE-MY RESPONSE TO MICHAEL MOORE

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WHERE ARE WE 10 YEARS AFTER???

Michael Moore is asking everyone this Saturday to hold their own 10 year anniversary party of the opening of his movie Bowling for Columbine which of course blamed guns for the massacre at Columbine High School. But in the movie I did with him, The Drugging of Our Children (http://www.drugawareness.org/videos/the-drugging-of-our-children), he said all those reasons they came up with in his movie for the reason Columbine happened were BS. (Michael’s direct quote: http://www.drugawareness.org/articles/michael-moore-cause-of-columbine)

Yet now he is using his movie once again to promote gun control instead of taking the opportunity to give the world answers to what really is causing all these school shootings???? Why?

He should take the opportunity to tell the world the truth if he has the stage now to do that.

I encourage all of you to hold your own 10 year anniversary of Bowling for Columbine and use the following information I just wrote in a letter to Michael Moore to set the world straight on what REALLY happened at Columbine and the large majority of other school shootings!!! Watch Gary Null’s The Drugging of Our Children instead.

PLEASE SHARE THIS EVERYWHERE: your local news, internet, Facebook, radio, television, etc. There is no excuse for this “BS” as Michael called it to continue to be spread around since Pharma gives us enough BS on your nightly television about antidepressants to cover the planet!!

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org

Author: Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

 

MY LETTER TO MICHAEL MOORE

“Michael I would be more than happy to join you on that panel March 23, but have not received my invitation. Yet as you know I have been tracking the school shootings and testifying in those cases more than any one individual I know of worldwide.

MICHAEL MOORE SAYS ALL CAUSES GIVEN FOR COLUMBINE IN HIS MOVIE WERE BS

“When you and I did the movie together, The Drugging Of Our Children by Gary Null, after you read my book, Prozac: Panacea or Pandora?, you CLEARLY stated that ALL the reasons you looked at in your movie Bowling for Columbine as the cause for the tragedy were BS.

You went on to say that the only reason that made any sense for this violence were the antidepressants given to these kids. Your direct quote: http://www.drugawareness.org/articles/michael-moore-cause-of-columbine

ANTIDEPRESSANTS HAVE WARNINGS FOR SUICIDE AND HOMICIDE

“Antidepressants have warnings for both suicidal and homicidal ideation and the FDA warnings indicate those reactions to be at almost double the rate for those under the age of 25. That is not just killing yourself or someone else but having persistant ruminating thoughts of both suicide and homicide, along with the same persistant thoughts of various methods of killing – thoughts Eric complained of within only weeks after first being placed on Zoloft. Putting a gun in his hand is NOT what produced those thoughts, but a drug did, and the drugs even carry a warning that they can produce that!!

With only me and a couple of others working to gather these cases over the past two decades out of 70 school shootings we have had 68 school shooters on antidepressants … you know this has to be only the tip of the iceberg. Seems pretty simple math at this point! List of shootings & meds: http://www.drugawareness.org/ssri-nightmares/school-shootings And here is the same list of school shootings in a video version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpFoivbZH1o&feature=player_embedded

IT IS NOT THE GUNS, IT IS THE ANTIDEPRESSANTS!

“It is NOT the guns! It is the drugs! If they do not reach for guns, they reach for knives, hammers, hatchets, bows and arrows, bombs, fire, poison … anything imaginable. The compulsion to kill is overwhelming when produced by these drugs.

“You have the knowledge now Michael and are in the position to do something to set this straight. I hope you have the integrity to do so. Lives are at stake…so many lives that I cannot even begin to keep up with the tragedies that flood in daily! Those who died at Sandy Hook are FAR FROM ALONE! The death toll in these other cases may not be quite as high in each individual case, but when there are so many of them, the accumulating death toll is astounding.

TAKING ON THE NRA OR PHARMA?

“Taking on the NRA is like taking on a kitten in comparrison to taking on Pharma as Columbine victim Mark Taylor in your movie Bowling for Columbine has done. He was the only one who did not back down from them when warned by the drug company what would happen if anyone dared to sue them. http://www.drugawareness.org/recentcasesblog/school-shooter-victim-join-forces

“Do you know where he is now Michael? Do you know what payback can be like when you really go after the Big Boys? Maybe you need to call me for an update because it is NOT pretty!”

A SCHOOL SHOOTER SPEAKS OUT – WHY I TOOK A GUN TO SCHOOL…

And here is the only school shooter to speak out I am aware of telling his own experience to help us understand what is causing school shootings:

http://www.drugawareness.org/recentcasesblog/why-i-took-a-gun-to-school-1

About the Author: Ann Blake Tracy is the author of PROZAC: PANACEA OR PANDORA? –OUR SEROTONIN NIGHTMARE! , and the director of the International Coalition For Drug Awareness [www.drugawareness.org]. She has testified before the FDA and has testified as an expert in legal cases involving serotonergic medications since 1992.

BOOK: Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare! Anything you ever wanted to know about antidepressants is there along with everything drug companies hope you never find out about these drugs.

Available at: http://www.drugawareness.org/shop/books/prozac-panacea-or-pandora

SAFE WITHDRAWAL CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!” on how to safely withdraw from antidepressants & most psychiatric medications is saving lives helping those stuck on antidepressants to know how to safely withdraw.

Available via download at: http://www.drugawareness.org/shop/audio/help-i-cant-get-off-my-antidepressant-mp3-download

Or available by CD at: http://www.drugawareness.org/shop/cds/help-i-cant-get-off-my-antidepressant

 

BOOK TESTIMONIALS:

“Very bold & informative”

“Priceless information that is giving me back to me”

“The absolute best reference for antidepressant drugs”

“Well documented & scientifically researched”

““I was stunned at the amount of research Ann Tracy has done on this subject. Few researchers go to as much trouble aggressively gathering information on the adverse reactions of Prozac, Zoloft and other SSRIs.”

WITHDRAWAL HELP CD TESTIMONIALS:

“Ann, I just wanted to let you know from the bottom of my heart how grateful I am God placed you in my life. I am now down to less than 2 mg on my Cymbalta and I have never felt better. I am finally getting my life back. I can feel again and colors have never been brighter. Thanks for all that you do!!” … Amber Weber

“Used your method of weaning off of SSRI’s and applied it to Ambien. Took 6 months but had been on 15 mg for years so what was another 6 months. I have been sleeping without it for 2 weeks and it is the first time I have been able to sleep drug free for 15 years. What a relief to be able to lay down and sleep when I need or want to. Ambien may be necessary for people at times but doctors giving a months worth of it at a time with unlimited refills is a prescription for disaster. It is so damn easy to become dependent on. Thanks for your council Ann.”… Mark Hill

“I’m so thankful for AnnTracy and all her work. Also for taking the time out to talk to me and educate everyone! She has been a blessing to me during this awful time of antidepressant hell!” … Antoinette Beck

I just have to put this out there… I just finished listening to the Ann Blake-Tracy’ s talk about getting off antidepressants. I cannot even begin to explain how grateful I am for the information provided! Not only for my son but myself, I have suffered terrible migraines from muscle stiffness, teeth grinding and difficulty sleeping and guess what… I was put on Zoloft for MILD postpartum depression almost 5 years ago. I was told it was better to just stay on it while pregnant with my 3rd child and then for awhile after, just for precaution, after all I was having no side effects and it is safe. My youngest in now 2. While my gut told me it was wrong for my son to be medicated I never considered this was the cause for my own pain that seems to be worsening. I guess the drug had just become part of my routine because of being on it for so long. Now we will wean off together. The information given here is so valuable and life changing. Once again….Thank you!…Amanda Briar

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FROM OUR IRISH DIRECTOR: SOME MOTHER’S SON – IF SHANE COULD DO IT SO COULD YOU

 

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Leonie Fennel is our director for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness (www.drugawareness.com) in Ireland. She tragically lost her son in what the world would call a murder/suicide, But the inquest into his death ruled that Shane did not die of suicide, but it was due to adverse reactions from the toxic levels of one of the most deadly of the SSRI antidepressants – Celexa. By way of background you can find Shane’s story here: http://ssristories.drugawareness.org/archive/show.php?item=4137 in our database that Rosie Meysenburg & her husband Gene worked so hard to set up for us as a reference.

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness

www.drugawareness.org & www.ssristories.drugawareness.org

I wrote an article which appears in the ‘health and living’ section of the Irish Independent today. I can’t find a link so will attach it in full here for anyone who’s interested. The writing is all mine this time, so for anyone who doesn’t agree…it’s all my work and I stand by everything I said. There was a paragraph missing to do with antidepressants and miscarraiges…I feel this is very important so I’ve left it in here. All stats were verified by Prof David Healy. Leonie

Are they mad or what?

The Irish Independent has asked me to write this article; Are they mad or what?

‘Mad’ is a word I am well used to hearing. Having lost my son in the ‘most’ tragic circumstances in 2009, I’m left as most mothers with a dead child are left: in cloud cuckoo land, extremely sad and just a little bit mad. In my case I’d say ‘more than a little mad’ but I don’t want to tar every bereaved mother with my madness brush. What is it with Irish people and their reluctance to talk about death and dead people? I have never heard so many people talk about the ‘dreadful’ weather; whatever you do, don’t mention that big fat elephant in the room. Most of the time I couldn’t tell you what day of the week it is, never mind what the ‘dreadful’ weather is like, but please feel free to talk about that big fat grey thing with the huge trunk; my son. He’s dead, not erased from existence, but don’t upset the ‘mad’ bereaved woman whatever you do! Say the wrong thing, by all means, but don’t pretend he didn’t exist and talk about the ‘dreadful’ weather! I can’t tell you how close some people have come to manual strangulation, simply by saying ‘it’s a lovely day’ or more likely ‘the weather’s terrible, isn’t it?’

Before I get shot down for using the ‘m’ word, I’d like to say that the so-called ‘mad’ people that I’ve met in the last three years are no madder than most of you, and definitely not I. Some of these people have been told that they have a ‘chemical imbalance’ of the brain; so in order to keep their brain functioning as it’s supposed to, they will need to stay on medication for the rest of their lives. These mad dysfunctional lot could teach the so-called ‘normal’ society a thing or two; mainly about kindness, compassion and a willingness to help others. They are also the ones who are shouting from the rooftops that the chemical imbalance theory is just that; a theory. For decades we were led to believe that depression was caused by low serotonin levels in the brain. There is no way, never has been, to measure serotonin in a person’s brain, and absolutely no evidence that low serotonin levels ever caused depression.

By way of background; my son killed himself and another young man in 2009. He was prescribed an approved SSRI antidepressant 17 days beforehand. I absolutely believe that these ‘mind altering drugs’ are killing people at an alarming rate. Professor David Healy (a world leading expert on these drugs) has said that the pharmaceutical companies, in a court of law, have no choice but to admit that these drugs can cause suicide. According to Professor Healy, “there are 20 more Irish suicides per year than there would have been and 20 extra Irish cases of violence per year that can be linked back to antidepressants.” So given that the SSRI antidepressants have been on the market for 20 years; that’s 800 extra cases of suicide and violence caused by antidepressants in this country alone.

A major ase involving antidepressant induced suicide/homicide was in the US and involved a 60 year old man, Donald Schell. This man was put on Seroxat [Paxil] by his doctor, not for any mental illness, but for anxiety; yet 2 days later he shot and killed his wife, his daughter, his 9 month old granddaughter and then himself. The jury found that the drug had caused him to become suicidal and homicidal and found the pharmaceutical company liable, in that case GlaxoSmithKline. There have been similar cases since, the most recent in a Canadian trial where the Judge found that an antidepressant caused a 16 year old to kill his friend. The Judge (Justice Heinrichs) concluded that the teenager was no longer a danger and that at the time of the killing “his mental deterioration and resulting violence would not have taken place without exposure to Prozac.”

Shane was sad, I know that; was that depression, no! Can these prescription drugs help with a broken heart or some other awful life experience? Can they un-break a heart or un-dead a loved one? No, but they can cause these terrible tragedies. From the time Shane was prescribed these drugs, he became very restless, which was very unlike him. He seemed to find it hard to stay in the one place for any length of time. What I didn’t understand until later was that this condition is called ‘akathisia’ and is known to be the precursor to suicide and/or homicide. Akathisia is an adverse effect which can be caused by these drugs and is described as ‘inner restlessness’. People suffering from this condition have described it as ‘a living hell’ and also that they would do anything to stop this feeling, including death as a welcome release. My son went from being well respected and loved by his lecturers, friends and family, to a person capable of destroying his own life and that of another human being in 17 days. Whether people believe me or not, matters little to me, as I cannot win either way. I can tell you this though: I knew my son inside out, and if it could happen to Shane, it could happen to you.

The level of ‘antidepressant’ prescribing has never been so high and yet the suicide rate is rocketing. Join the dots here if you dare and please don’t argue the recession point; I’ve heard it already. We’ve come through the famine, oppressive English rule, Centuries of emigration and barefoot children; for goodness sake, get a grip! The suicide rate has never been so high and the barefoot children are long gone; presumably dead from old age and natural causes, not by their own hand. Each year there is (at least) one antidepressant prescription per year for every man, woman and child in Ireland. If these drugs actually cure people; how come we once had less than 1 per 1000 of us depressed, and now it’s more than 1 in 10? In the year 2010 the cost of medicines in the health service was €1.9 billion. Have we all gone mad? Why do we need €1.9 billion worth of medication every year; were we all born with inherent defects that only the (billion dollar) pharmaceutical industry can fix? Wake up and smell the pharma coffee when you take that statin this morning! Is that antidepressant you just consumed keeping you happy or can you remember either way? Without doubt the most medicated Country in the world is the US; would it surprise you to know that the life expectancy in the US has fallen below that of Cuba?

In the latest revelation within the mental health arena (Oct 2012), the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a paper which showed that the risk of suicide (in the first year of treatment) for schizophrenia is extraordinarily high. For schizophrenia generally, you are 10 times more likely to be dead at the end of the first year of treatment than you were 100 years ago. Did you read that? 10 TIMES MORE THAN 100 YEARS AGO! Professor Healy (one of the authors) said “the actual risks of suicide (in the first year of treatment) were 100 times greater than those of the general population.”

Also this week, to much fanfare it has to be said, Minister Reilly said a “very good deal” was made with the Pharmaceutical Industry, to cut the State’s drugs bill by up to €400 million. This he said would benefit patients and the taxpayer. Right; excuse the cynicism here but that’s €400 million over 3 years, which is equivalent to a saving of €133 million a year. What’s €1.9 billion divided by €133 million? The Pharmaceutical industry may find this as amusing as I do; laughing all the way to the bank.

It amazes me that drugs with adverse effects such as suicide, depression, aggression and birth defects can be licenced by the Irish Medicines Board and yet the ‘free will’ of the pubic to medicate themselves is taken away by the banning of herbal remedies. I doubt if my son would be dead as a result of consuming a large dose of ‘Echinacea’. While I realise that all prescribed medications come with side-effects, we in Ireland are not afforded the same level of warning that other countries are. For example, all antidepressants come with a black-box warning in the US which signify that these drugs can have serious or even life-threatening adverse effects.

Of course herbal medicines are not without controversy either; St John’s wort, which has similar properties to an antidepressant, was widely known in the farming community to cause miscarriage and birth defects in cattle. Farmers took steps to prevent this drug from coming into contact with their animals; yet pregnant women are afforded no such warning. 1 in 10 pregnant Irish women are on antidepressants, leading to about 40 extra babies with significant birth defects and 200 extra miscarriages each year. So in the last 20 years, antidepressants have caused birth defects in 800 Irish babies and 4000 miscarriages.

I’m not entirely stupid; I know that some drugs can save lives and there will be people who say “the drugs have saved my life”. Who will speak for the dead people though, do they have a voice? €1.9 billion worth of drugs? Surely I’m not the only one who thinks that this is the biggest wheeze of the 21th Century. The number of people requiring medication is increasing every year. Will we eventually face a world where the majority of the human race will be ‘a bit mad ted’ and will therefore be the new class of norm? It could be seen as ‘the’ miracle of the 21th Century, where the meds are cast aside as the now normal ‘mad’ people don’t need them anymore; let’s all embrace the madness. It would surely be interesting to see what subsequently happens to the pharmaceutical industry; spontaneous combustion? Or just a frantic scrambling to find a way to convince people that medicating the ‘normal’ is actually now in Vogue? The old tale of ‘be careful what you wish for’ springs to mind. Dreadful weather, isn’t it?

— with Anne-marie Meakin.

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JURY AWARDS $1.5 MILLION IN SUICIDE MALPRACTICE SUIT FINDING PRESCRIBING DOCTOR LIABLE

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For years many of us have hoped that doctors prescribing SSRIs would begin to be sued & found liable for handing these drugs out, as I say in my book, as if they were candy & subsequently sing to you as you leave their office, “Happy Trails to You Until We Meet Again.” Of course I say that emphasize that these doctors do no follow up with patients who are to be monitored on these drugs!

The doctor in this case prescribed Paxil 10 years earlier, never saw the patient again, & when he got a call about the patient while on vacation he doubled the man’s dose of Paxil & added either the antipsychotic, Zyprexa, or another antidepressant, Effexor. (From the article it was difficult to tell as both drugs were discussed.) Either drug could produce a synergistic effect upon serotonin so that it would be as if his dose was closer to being tripled, instead of just doubled.

The resulting jury verdict? “On Nov. 21, 2012 the jury found both doctors negligent, but concluded that only Dr. Beals’ (the prescribing doctor) acts had contributed to or caused Mr. Mazella’s suicide. The jury awarded his wife and three children $1.5 million.”

And I cannot agree more with Dr. Peter Breggin, the court expert in this case, as he concludes: “Hopefully this malpractice verdict will encourage my colleagues to take a closer look at their too often cavalier attitudes toward prescribing psychiatric drugs.”

The attorney for the family Ernest DelDuchetto concluded:  “It was comforting to see a jury agree with our proposition that these drugs (antidepressants) are not panaceas for all sadness,” and that they can have serious harmful effects.”

We have begged for attorneys to file against the prescribing physicians, as well as the drug companies, for years, but in the past they felt their hands were tied & it was most important to go after the drug companies themselves in these cases. Of course that is the main focus as they knew their drugs could produce suicide. So without any question they were liable.

But what I really want to see next is one of these doctors legally held accountable for ONLY VERY BRIEFLY discussing the suicide warning associated with antidepressants, which warning they are required to give due to the Black Box Warning for suicide placed on these drugs by the FDA. And then the doctor, in his/her next breath downplays that Black Box Warning to such an extent that after you’ve heard it you’ve been led to believe this is a side effect that only a man on the moon could have in reaction to a drug as mild as an antidepressant! Those doctors are guilty of “failure to warn” & as such should be held accountable for these deaths & have their licenses pulled for ignoring FDA guidelines when the warning is as serious as a Black Box Warning – the next closest thing to a drug being completely banned!

(Click the link below to read the full article on successful suit.)

www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-peter-breggin/malpractice-suit-suicide_b_2194007.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

About the Author: Ann Blake Tracy is the author of PROZAC: PANACEA OR PANDORA? –OUR SEROTONIN NIGHTMARE!, and the director of the International Coalition For Drug Awareness [www.drugawareness.org]. She has testified before the FDA and has testified as an expert in legal cases involving serotonergic medications since 1992.

BOOK: Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare! Anything you ever wanted to know about antidepressants is there along with everything drug companies hope you never find out about these drugs. SAFE WITHDRAWAL CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!” on how to safely withdraw from antidepressants & most psychiatric medications is saving lives! Both available at www.drugawareness.org

BOOK TESTIMONIALS:

“Very bold & informative”

“Priceless information that is giving me back to me”

“The absolute best reference for antidepressant drugs”

“Well documented & scientifically researched”

““I was stunned at the amount of research Ann Tracy has done on this subject. Few researchers go to as much trouble aggressively gathering information on the adverse reactions of Prozac, Zoloft and other SSRIs.”

WITHDRAWAL HELP CD TESTIMONIALS:

“Ann, I just wanted to let you know from the bottom of my heart how grateful I am God placed you in my life. I am now down to less than 2 mg on my Cymbalta and I have never felt better. I am finally getting my life back. I can feel again and colors have never been brighter. Thanks for all that you do!!” … Amber Weber

“Used your method of weaning off of SSRI’s and applied it to Ambien. Took 6 months but had been on 15 mg for years so what was another 6 months. I have been sleeping without it for 2 weeks and it is the first time I have been able to sleep drug free for 15 years. What a relief to be able to lay down and sleep when I need or want to. Ambien may be necessary for people at times but doctors giving a months worth of it at a time with unlimited refills is a prescription for disaster. It is so damn easy to become dependent on. Thanks for your council Ann.”… Mark Hill

“I’m so thankful for AnnTracy and all her work. Also for taking the time out to talk to me and educate everyone! She has been a blessing to me during this awful time of antidepressant hell!” … Antoinette Beck

 

 

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AUSTIN STATESMAN – UNCOUNTED CASUALTIES: IRAQ VETS: HOME, BUT NOT SAFE

Scores of recent Texas war veterans have died of overdoses, suicide and vehicle crashes, investigation finds

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Daniel Pilgrim, 12 , and his grandparents Randy and Judy Pilgrim visit the grave of Daniel’s father, Lance.

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Kimberly Mitchell weeps at the grave of her husband, Chad Mitchell, who died of an accidental prescription drug overdose.

The Austin Statesman ran an incredibly well done & way overdue article today on what is happening to our veterans!!! True investigative reporting – something I thought had died an untimely death in this country! Thank you Austin Stateman!

For the past 20 years I have directed the International Coalition for Drug Awareness, www.drugawareness.org, to track these cases because so many are directly related to the massive use of antidepressants by our military. We have many cases documented in a database put together by our Texas Director which you can find at www.SSRIstories.com

Suicide, homicide, alcoholism & REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

These drugs are being given to a population generally within the age group (under 25) who the FDA has warned has double the chance of suicide if they take an antidepressant. They are dying in their sleep due to interactions between antidepressants & pain killers, or becoming alcoholic as antidepressants produce overwhelming cravings for alcohol. We have been seeing far too many veterans come home & commit murder/suicide on these drugs, or commit mass murders. Many remain unaware that antidepressants have not just suicidal ideation as an increased side effect, but also homicidal ideation. Ideation is constant ruminating thoughts or almost a compulsion … so these are increased compulsions or thoughts that will not be quieted about either killing themselves or others or both. They are even more dangerous for veterans because of the fact that 86% of those diagnosed with REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, where you act out nightmares in a sleepwalk state – some driving many miles to kill others, are those taking antidepressants. Anyone knows that someone recently returning from war is going to have nightmares worse than most. The problems due to meds are absolutely staggering.

Eric Harris unqualified for military service due to antidepressant use

All of this is absolutely insane when you see the changes in policy from just over a decade ago when anyone on one of these drugs would be turned away from the military because they did not want someone on a mind altering drug (especially those that can produce suicide, homicide & paranoia) carrying a gun in a war situation. The use of an antidepressant is why Eric Harris, one of the Columbine shooters, was turned down by the military in 1999. Seeing the extreme dangers can be made obvious in the case of Sgt. John Michael Russel of Sherman while having a toxic reaction to his antidepressant opened fire at a mental health clinic in Iraq killing 5 fellow soldiers. And as more comes out in similar cases we will see these drugs were involved in them as well.

Stan White, a father with a mission

Stan White is a father who has been fighting to get the truth out about what these drugs are doing to our troops. He lost one son in combat & the other to a medication interaction after he returned home. I would hope that families contact him & join together to put an end to this nightmare. You are welcome to find him as one of my friends on Facebook if you cannot find him otherwise.

www.statesman.com/news/news/local-military/texas-war-veteran-deaths-studied/nSPJs/

To read a more extensive report on this problem following are the follow-up stories in the Austin Statesman:

Loved ones cope with veterans’ suicides

Uncounted Casualties: Part II

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Prescription drug abuse, overdoses haunt veterans seeking relief from physical, mental pain

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Which veterans are at highest risk for suicide?

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Suicide among veterans receiving less attention than active-duty deaths

Many family members noticed dramatic changes in their loved ones after they returned from the war and before committing suicide.

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After returning home, many veterans get into motor vehicle accidents

Some say risky driving is related to their time spent overseas.

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About the Author: Ann Blake-Tracy is the author of PROZAC: PANACEA OR PANDORA?, and the director of the International Coalition For Drug Awareness [www.drugawareness.org]. She has testified before the FDA and testifies as an expert in legal cases involving serotonergic medications.

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & www.SSRIstories.com
Author: “Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Safe Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

BOOK: Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare! Anything you ever wanted to know about antidepressants is there along with everything drug companies hope you never find out about these drugs. SAFE WITHDRAWAL CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!” on how to safely withdraw from antidepressants & most psychiatric medications is saving lives! Available at www.drugawareness.org

BOOK TESTIMONIALS:

“VERY BOLD AND INFORMATIVE”

“PRICELESS INFORMATION THAT IS GIVING ME BACK TO ME”

“THE ABSOLUTE BEST REFERENCE FOR ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS”

“WELL DOCUMENTED & SCIENTIFICALLY RESEARCHED”

“I was stunned at the amount of research Ann Blake-Tracy has done on this subject. Few researchers go to as much trouble aggressively gathering information on the adverse reactions of Prozac, Zoloft and other SSRIs.”

WITHDRAWAL HELP CD TESTIMONIALS:

“Ann, I just wanted to let you know from the bottom of my heart how grateful I am God placed you in my life. I am now down to less than 2 mg on my Cymbalta and I have never felt better. I am finally getting my life back. I can feel again and colors have never been brighter. Thanks for all that you do!!” … Amber Weber

“Used your method of weaning off of SSRI’s and applied it to Ambien. Took 6 months but had been on 15 mg for years so what was another 6 months. I have been sleeping without it for 2 weeks and it is the first time I have been able to sleep drug free for 15 years. What a relief to be able to lay down and sleep when I need or want to. Ambien may be necessary for people at times but doctors giving a months worth of it at a time with unlimited refills is a prescription for disaster. It is so damn easy to become dependent on. Thanks for your council Ann.”… Mark Hill

“I’m so thankful for Ann Blake-Tracy and all her work. Also for taking the time out to talk to me and educate everyone! She has been a blessing to me during this awful time of antidepressant hell!” … Antoinette Beck

 

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ANTIDEPRESSANT: SIX DEAD: DAMIAN RZESZOWSKI NOT GUILTY IN MASS MURDER CASE

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This beautiful little girl is Kinga Rzeszowski (5) who was stabbed to death along with her mother, younger brother, maternal grandfather, friend & her friend’s mother by her father who then stabbed himself 40 times even to the point of collapsing one of his lungs, then slashed his throat & wrists another 20 times! A jury in the UK has just found him not guilty of murder, but guilt of the lesser charge of manslaughter. A day or two before the murder he had overdosed on antidepressants. Few realize that as the serotonin rises you have an LSD or PCP reaction because the body reacts to LSD or PCP as a rush of serotonin. They mimic serotonin. There is little difference when antidepressants force the serotonin level too high! Would anyone have been surprised by his actions had he been taking PCP? Of course not! But they remain CLUELESS when it comes to this similar effect with antidepressants!!! So clueless that he continues taking a cocktail of drugs in prison – a common theme in these antidepressant-induced tragedies.

After two decades of testifying & consulting in these antidepressant-induced violent murders & suicides it amazes me how absolutely ignorant the entire world remains, including the court system, to the connection & true cause of such incomprehensible violence!!! I have worked Columbine & MANY other US school shootings, comedian Phil Hartman & his wife’s murder/suicide & MANY more murder/suicides wiping out entire families, Andrea Yates’ case & MANY other mothers who have killed their children over the past 20+ years. Yet the courts & everyone else seem to continue to remain ignorant of the fact that antidepressants cause you to act out your worst nightmare in a sleep state called a REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD). Of those being diagnosed with RBD 80% hurt themselves or someone else & 86% of those diagnosed with RBD were found to be taking an antidepressant. It antidepressant is the single most common denominator in these cases, yet it seems the whole world is failing the simple math in this case!

How do the pharmaceutical companies keep these cases suppressed the way they do?! They have LONG known their drugs cause these tragedies. The large numbers of secret settlements remain hidden from the public so you are not aware how often they happen. Goggle ssristories to see a database of just a few all too similar cases. (Especailly note the Donald Schell case in Wyoming) So WHO is guilty of premeditation in this case? Do you really think Damian Rzeszowski was warned that taking an antidepressant could possibly cause this? NO! And few other patients have ever been warned either!

You can continue to cry for vengeance upon this man or any of the others instead of looking at the true guilty parties in this horrific tragedy, but mark my words … in doing so the cost may be your life or the life of a loved one someday soon.! This is a serious public safety issue! When is someone near you on an antidepressant going to slip into a toxic nightmare (literal nightmare of RBD) & include you in that nightmare?

Look how many times this man stabbed himself! even to the point of collapsing his lung! That cannot happen without this frenzied drug state! He had just overdosed on these drugs. Tragically, few are aware that the brain goes dead before the body in an overdose with antidepressants. Why was he released from the hospital before the full toxic effect of the rising serotonin hit him to cause this psychotic reaction?

WARNING: If you are taking an antidepressant you must know that it is more likely that this violent sleep disorder, RBD, is more common in withdrawal .So, weaning off an antidepressant MUST be VERY, VERY gradual (months or years, rather than days or weeks) so as to avoid this serious toxic reaction.

http://www.ssristories.drugawareness.org/show.php?item=5087

http://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/video-husband-guilty-of-killing-six-in-barbecue-rampage-3209635.html

http://ssristories.drugawareness.org/archive/show.php?item=240

Ann Blake-Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness

www.drugawareness.org & www.ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: *”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare –
The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us &
Our World”* & Withdrawal CD *”Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

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ANTIDEPRES​SANTS & the Two Mass Shootings in the US This Week – shooting in Colorado

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Today we had yet another mass shooting in Colorado with far too many similarities to Columbine. What is even more shocking is to know this is the second mass shooting in the US this week! The other in Alabama did not seem to get as much press, perhaps because most of the 18 people he shot were in a tavern, but it too was much too similar to this same scenario as well & I would not be the least bit surprised to learn antidepressants were involved in it as well! You can read about that case here:
Read more online
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=157&sid=21305453
But today there is far too much talk of banning guns again (instead of banning these drugs that cause people to pull the trigger or reach for a knife or sissors, or a hammer or use their teeth, or whatever else they happen to use as a weapon), so I am sending the link to the video clip by Michael Moore discussing the real cause of Columbine – antidepressants. Of course I believe we will find the drugs in this case as well. See the video below & I suggest highly that you all share it with your local media to educate as many as possible so as to prevent one of these shootings in your own backyard! (See more info on the shooting below this link)
http://www.drugawareness.org/articles/michael-moore-cause-of-columbine
Michael Moore – Reveals the real cause of Columbine.
Michael Moore obtained a copy of Ann Blake-Tracy’s book, “Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare” at the premier of “Bowling for Columbine” in Denver, CO. After learning more about these drugs, see his statement from the movie he recently appeared in with Ann Blake-Tracy, Mark Taylor, Neal Bush, and others in the Gary Null production “The Drugging of our Children”
Google to find the full video
OTHER SCHOOL SHOOTINGS go to. http://www.ssristories.drugawareness.org
In Aurora, CO early this morning 71 people were shot in a movie theater & so far 12 of those have lost their lives in this random shooting.
http://videocenter.denverpost.com/services/player/bcpid1744023874001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAADe65VU~,G496cZ36A_XWUzxcrC917B6Q48syIH3g&bctid=1745669589001
The shooter had no expression on his face, said nothing while shooting, did not care who he shot or who died, was wearing all black, was described as shy, intelligent & somewhat of a loner – too many of the same things we have seen in so many of these shootings. Add to that he was a PhD in neuroscience & possibly psychology. (The largest single group we have facing serious charges on antidepressants are medical professionals – probably because they believe the serotonin lies they hear so often about the drugs.)
I know that most watch for the mention of someone being treated for “depression” in these cases, but these drugs are given for SO MANY reasons! What has caught my eye is that he is described as “shy” & “very intelligent” which is something we also very often see in these cases. Just over a decade ago I recall helping a family in Israel. Their teen son was being treated with Paxil for being shy. They ordered a copy of my book, read it & were of course very concerned, BUT their son appeared to be doing well on the drug so they thought if they watched him very closely maybe he would be okay.
Tragically what most people do not understand is that when someone is given an antidepressant for shyness it appears to “help” because of the signs they are going manic! When someone goes manic they become boisterous, outgoing, talkative … basically a party animal. So clearly that brings someone “out of their shell” so to speak. But this is really a sign they are about to go off the deep end on these drugs!
In this case the family did not think to watch their son throughout the night as well as the day. He got up in the middle of the night & blew up an Army jeep & in his delusional state began ranting about how he wanted to be a suicide bomber. Out of his shell? You bet! No longer shy? After the embarrassment of realizing what he had done he became even more withdrawn. And he also faced serious criminal charges.
Is this another case like this one? I believe we will learn that it is from all we have heard about this young man. It took Rosie & It 6 months of watching & waiting & searching for the answer in the Atlanta Day Trader Shooting when Mark Barton killed his family & then went on a shooting spree. Finally the police admitted they found Prozac pills scattered all over the van Mark Barton shot himself in. These answers do not come easy! There is a huge profit to be protected by hiding the truth about these drugs!
Please when you share the Michael Moore statement with your local media also share with them our database of cases that Rosie Meysenberg & I worked on gathering for many years to stand as witness to the adverse impact of these drugs upon our society: www.ssristories.drugawareness.org It is shocking to see case after case documented as clearly as Rosie & her husband did for us in this database. It should wake anyone up to the serotonin nightmare in which we find ourselves!
And if you have not yet joined us on Facebook we would love to have you do so under my name Ann Blake-Tracy &/or under the International Coalition for Drug Awareness.
Ann Blake-Tracy
Ann Blake-Tracy, Executive Director, International Coalition for Drug Awareness www.drugawareness.org & www.ssristories.drugawareness.org Author: *”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World”* & Withdrawal CD *”Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”
http://www.drugawareness.org/newsletter?na=u&ni=538&nt=b952c8769c4c94a2d4a70b4a32bb80e9 http://www.drugawareness.org/newsletter?na=pe&ni=538&nt=b952c8769c4c94a2d4a70b4a32bb80e9

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ANTIDEPRESSANTS & the Two Mass Shootings in the US This Week

Today we had yet another mass shooting in Colorado with far too many similarities to Columbine. What is even more shocking is to know this is the second mass shooting in the US this week! The other in Alabama did not seem to get as much press, perhaps because most of the 18 people he shot were in a tavern, but it too was much too similar to this same scenario as well & I would not be the least bit surprised to learn antidepressants were involved in it as well! You can read about that case here:

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=157&sid=21305453

But today there is far too much talk of banning guns again (instead of banning these drugs that cause people to pull the trigger or reach for a knife or sissors, or a hammer or use their teeth, or whatever else they happen to use as a weapon), so I am sending the link to the video clip by Michael Moore discussing the real cause of Columbine – antidepressants. Of course I believe we will find the drugs in this case as well. See the video below & I suggest highly that you all share it with your local media to educate as many as possible so as to prevent one of these shootings in your own backyard! (See more info on the shooting below this link)

http://www.drugawareness.org/articles/michael-moore-cause-of-columbine

Michael Moore – Reveals the real cause of Columbine.

Michael Moore obtained a copy of Ann Blake-Tracy’s book, “Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare” at the premier of “Bowling for Columbine” in Denver, CO. After learning more about these drugs, see his statement from the movie he recently appeared in with Ann Blake-Tracy, Mark Taylor, Neal Bush, and others in the Gary Null production “The Drugging of our Children”

Google to find the full video

OTHER SCHOOL SHOOTINGS go to. http://www.ssristories.drugawareness.org

In Aurora, CO early this morning 71 people were shot in a movie theater & so far 12 of those have lost their lives in this random shooting.

http://videocenter.denverpost.com/services/player/bcpid1744023874001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAADe65VU~,G496cZ36A_XWUzxcrC917B6Q48syIH3g&bctid=1745669589001

The shooter had no expression on his face, said nothing while shooting, did not care who he shot or who died, was wearing all black, was described as shy, intelligent & somewhat of a loner – too many of the same things we have seen in so many of these shootings. Add to that he was a PhD in neuroscience & possibly psychology. (The largest single group we have facing serious charges on antidepressants are medical professionals – probably because they believe the serotonin lies they hear so often about the drugs.)

I know that most watch for the mention of someone being treated for “depression” in these cases, but these drugs are given for SO MANY reasons! What has caught my eye is that he is described as “shy” & “very intelligent” which is something we also very often see in these cases. Just over a decade ago I recall helping a family in Israel. Their teen son was being treated with Paxil for being shy. They ordered a copy of my book, read it & were of course very concerned, BUT their son appeared to be doing well on the drug so they thought if they watched him very closely maybe he would be okay.

Tragically what most people do not understand is that when someone is given an antidepressant for shyness it appears to “help” because of the signs they are going manic! When someone goes manic they become boisterous, outgoing, talkative … basically a party animal. So clearly that brings someone “out of their shell” so to speak. But this is really a sign they are about to go off the deep end on these drugs!

In this case the family did not think to watch their son throughout the night as well as the day. He got up in the middle of the night & blew up an Army jeep & in his delusional state began ranting about how he wanted to be a suicide bomber. Out of his shell? You bet! No longer shy? After the embarrassment of realizing what he had done he became even more withdrawn. And he also faced serious criminal charges.

Is this another case like this one? I believe we will learn that it is from all we have heard about this young man. It took Rosie & It 6 months of watching & waiting & searching for the answer in the Atlanta Day Trader Shooting when Mark Barton killed his family & then went on a shooting spree. Finally the police admitted they found Prozac pills scattered all over the van Mark Barton shot himself in. These answers do not come easy! There is a huge profit to be protected by hiding the truth about these drugs!

Please when you share the Michael Moore statement with your local media also share with them our database of cases that Rosie Meysenberg & I worked on gathering for many years to stand as witness to the adverse impact of these drugs upon our society: www.ssristories.drugawareness.org It is shocking to see case after case documented as clearly as Rosie & her husband did for us in this database. It should wake anyone up to the serotonin nightmare in which we find ourselves!

And if you have not yet joined us on Facebook we would love to have you do so under my name Ann Blake-Tracy &/or under the International Coalition for Drug Awareness.

Ann Blake-Tracy

Ann Blake-Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & www.ssristories.drugawareness.org
Author: *”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World”* & Withdrawal CD *”Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

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