On the 10th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, we had the opportunity to interview Mark Taylor and his mother, Donna. What we learned is shocking. In the last two years, Mark’s mental capacity has been totally eroded as the result of medications he received at two forced hospitalizations in 2007.
Sunday, 09 March 2008
testimony before the FDA 9/13/2004
I am Mark Allen Taylor and I am a victim of the SSRI antidepressant era.
I took six to thirteen bullets in the heart area in the Columbine High
School shooting when Eric Harris on Luvox opened fire that now infamous day.
They almost had to amputate my leg and my arm. My heart missed
by only one millimeter. I had three surgeries. Five years later I am still recuperating.
I went through all this to realize that SSRI antidepressants are
dangerous for those who take them and for all those who associate
with those who take them.
I hope that my testimony today shows you that you need to take
action immediately before more innocent people like me, and you,
do not get hurt or die horrible deaths as a result.
As Americans we should have the right to feel safe and if you were
doing your job we would be safe. Why are we worrying about terrorists
in other countries when the pharmaceutical companies have proven to
be our biggest terrorists by releasing these drugs on an unsuspecting public?
How are we suppose to feel safe at school, at home, on the street, at
church or anywhere else if we cannot trust the FDA to do what we are
paying you to do? Where were you when I and all of my classmates got shot at Columbine?
You say that antidepressants are effective.
So why did they not help Eric Harris before he shot me?
According to Eric they “helped” him to feel homicidal and suicidal after only
six weeks on Zoloft. And then he said that dropping off Luvox cold turkey
would help him “fuel the rage” he needed to shoot everyone.
But he continued on Luvox and shot us all anyway.
So, why did these so called antidepressants not make him better?
I will tell you why. It is because they do not work.
We should consider antidepressants to be accomplices to murder.