MARK TAYLOR’S FIGHT FOR COLUMBINE

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 MARK ALLEN TAYLOR

On April 20, 1999 Eric Harris opened fire outside Columbine High School. Standing with his friends having a discussion on the Bible was Mark Allen Taylor. The first bullets hit Mark with anywhere from 7 – 13 entering his body. The damage was so great that doctors could not determine the number of bullets that entered. The following video documents Mark’s life from that moment on. Click to view: http://youtu.be/XH7m-YNApU4

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Our webmaster for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness at www.drugawareness.org, Todd Bentley, who is Mark’s best friend and my incredible son-in-law and best father to my grandchildren anyone could ask for, put this video together and entered it in an Infowars contest (thus the reference to Infowars. I encourage you to share this everywhere!

I am extremely concerned about Mark’s health due to the damaging effects of the drugs he has been forced to take. He has worked long and hard in fighting this battle to bring awareness about the dangers of antidepressants and the truth about the cause of school shootings. And I do believe what he has been through is payback for the effectiveness of the battle he fought.

Now Mark needs our help to set him free from the system that is destroying him! What damage he suffered at Columbine is NOTHING in comparrison to the damage he has suffered from the past several years of forced drugging with the same drugs he was working so hard to warn society about!

Go to www.drugawareness.org to donate and help us raise the necessary funds to get the legal help he needs to set him free and safely withdraw from the medications that are killing him!

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 & www.ssristories.net
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!”

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

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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

 

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Taylor vs. Solvay Pharmacueticals

Taylor vs. Solvay Pharmacueticals

Drug firm settles with Columbine victim

By Howard Pankratz hpankratz@denverpost.com
Denver Post Legal Affairs Writer

Columbine survivor Mark Taylor today dropped his lawsuit against the manufacturer of a drug he claimed made Eric Harris homicidal and suicidal in return for the company contributing $10,000 to the American Cancer Society.

Taylor vs. Solvay Pharmacueticals

2/6/2003

Drug firm settles with Columbine victim

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36%257E53%257E1162902%257E,00.html

By Howard Pankratz hpankratz@denverpost.com
Denver Post Legal Affairs Writer

Columbine survivor Mark Taylor today dropped his lawsuit against the manufacturer of a drug he claimed made Eric Harris homicidal and suicidal in return for the company contributing $10,000 to the American Cancer Society.

Under the terms of the settlement, Belgium-based Solvay Pharmacueticals won’t pay Taylor or his lawyers any money.

Taylor and Solvay executives agreed that dismissal of the lawsuit doesn’t mean either has waived from their contentions about the merits of Luvox. Taylor alleges Luvox is dangerous while Solvay says it has helped millions cope with depression.

“Mr. Taylor believes his claims had merit, but Solvay has always denied, and continues to deny, each of Taylor’s claims about Luvox,” said the agreement read in Denver federal court by U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer.

In accepting the settlement, Brimmer said he thought the case was one that needed to be settled and noted that a couple of years ago a Wyoming jury had issued an The $10,000 being given to the American Cancer Society is described as a “charitable donation” in the settlement.

“Both parties are pleased with the amicable resolution and dismissal of this case without the need of subjecting the Denver community and the victims of Columbine to a public trial of this case,” said the settlement.

Taylor just barely survived the April 20, 1999, Columbine rampage in which Harris and fellow student Dylan Klebold embarked on the nation’s deadliest school shooting.

Taylor was critically injured when Harris threw two pipebombs at him and unleashed a volley of shots that wounded Taylor at least six times.

Taylor was a sophomore at the time and saw Harris out of the corner of his eyes a fraction of a second before he was gunned down. Harris and Klebold fatally shot 12 students and a teacher before killing themselves.

One of Taylor’s experts, Dr. Peter Breggin, wrote in a report filed in U.S. District Court that he believed Luvox triggered Harris’ participation in the rampage.

“On April 20, 1999, at the time he committed multiple homicides and suicide, Eric Harris was suffering from a substance induced (Luvox-induced) mood disorder with depressive and manic features that had reached a psychotic level of violence and suicide,” Breggin wrote. “Absent persistent exposure to Luvox, Eric Harris probably would not have committed violence and suicide.”

Breggin contends that Luvox is one of a family of depressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) that cause people to become violent. The SSRIs include Luvox, Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil.

But the drug manufacturers deny that the drugs cause such adverse affects and say they have been very helpful to those who use the medications.

Solvay believes that Harris was exhibiting violent tendencies long before he started taking Luvox.

The settlement came after a marathon, after-hours negotiating session Wednesday night presided over by U.S. Magistrate Patricia Coan. Present were Taylor, his mother Donna, Taylor’s lawyer Ron Miller and a legal team representing Solvay Pharmaceuticals, the Belgium-based company that makes Luvox.

The terms of the settlement were announced at what was to have been two days of pre-trial motions in front of U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer.

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Taylor vs. Solvay Pharmacueticals

Taylor vs. Solvay Pharmacueticals

Columbine survivor, Wash. teen team up
Suit over antidepressants unites an unlikely pair

By Howard Pankratz
Denver Post Legal Affairs Writer

The common bond that brought them together is their crusade against pharmaceutical companies.

Taylor vs. Solvay Pharmacueticals

1/17/2003

Columbine survivor, Wash. teen team up
Suit over antidepressants unites an unlikely pair

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36%257E53%257E1116943,00.html

By Howard Pankratz
Denver Post Legal Affairs Writer

One was a victim of the April 20, 1999, Columbine massacre.

Cory Baadsgaard, left, sits with Columbine High School survivor Mark Taylor on Thursday during an interview for a television documentary. Baadsgaard was on antidepressants when he took an English class hostage at a high school in Washington state in April 2001. He blames the drugs for his actions, for which he spent 14 months in a correctional facility. Mark Taylor is suing the manufacturer of the antidepressant Luvox, which killer Eric Harris was taking at the time of the Columbine rampage. Gary Null & Associates of New York is filming the documentary, which could air in the summer, about the drugging of children and outcomes such as school shootings.

The other was a rifle-toting student who terrified his high school classmates in Washington state on April 15, 2001.

On Thursday, Columbine victim Mark Taylor and Cory Baadsgaard, the Mattawa, Wash., student who held a high school English class hostage, spent hours with each other.

Taylor was shot at least six times by Columbine killer Eric Harris.

Taylor wasn’t sure he wanted to meet the 18-year-old Baadsgaard, who was flown to Denver for the filming of a documentary by Gary Null & Associates of New York.

“I was a little bit afraid. I just didn’t know what kind of person he would be,” said Taylor, 19.

But when Taylor met Baadsgaard on Wednesday night, he shook Baadsgaard’s hand and said, “It’s nice to meet you.”

Then they talked for hours.

“He is a very sweet kid,” Taylor said.

Baadsgaard, a tall, athletic-looking young man who was the starting center on his basketball team, was completely surprised by Taylor’s reception.

“I thought, ‘Wow, this kid (Taylor) went through all this and he has forgiven everybody,”‘ Baadsgaard said. “I think it is kind of ironic to have a friend who has been highly affected. It’s cool to know he doesn’t have a problem with me.”

The common bond that brought them together is their crusade against pharmaceutical companies.

Taylor has a lawsuit against Solvay Pharmaceuticals, which manufactured the antidepressant Eric Harris was taking at the time of the rampage.

Baadsgaard, who was being treated for depression at the time he walked into Michelle Hansen’s honors English class with a loaded big-game hunting rifle, blames the antidepressants he had been on for 10 months.

He says he can’t remember a thing about the incident, something he directly attributes to the drugs, including one that was in the same family of antidepressants that Harris took. He stopped taking that drug, Paxil, three weeks before he invaded the classroom and was on a different drug at that time.

Baadsgaard, who spent 14 months in a correctional facility, hasn’t filed a lawsuit against the antidepressant manufacturers. But his father, Jay, said Thursday that they are looking into it.

The companies that make the antidepressants say the drugs help people and don’t cause people to become violent or suicidal, as claimed by Taylor.

In fact, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, which manufactured Luvox, the antidepressant Harris was taking, has accused Taylor of presenting “pseudo-scientific” theories to bolster his claims against the company.

Solvay has portrayed Taylor as lawsuit crazy and relying on unscientific gibberish to back his assertions that Luvox caused Harris to kill.

Gary Null, who says he is one of the country’s leading health and fitness advocates, has also been attacked as a conspiracy theorist who particularly targets the pharmaceutical industry.

Manette Loudon, who is producing the documentary in Denver, said the company hopes to complete its work in June on the two-hour film, called “The Drugging of Our Children.”

Baadsgaard, who has been banned for five years from Mattawa and can’t come within 25 miles of the tiny town of 1,800, said he never drank or did illegal drugs before he burst into the classroom.

He said he is convinced the prescription medication made him do it. “I’ve been there. I know what it’s like,” Baadsgaard said. “It’s horrible; it’s terrible. I blame everything on the drugs. Obviously, I didn’t know what I was doing.”

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