Teen commits suicide on anti-deppressants
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||Brennan McCartney was 18 years old when he went to the doctor complaining of a chest cold. 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.
Four 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 to review Brennan’s case. She concluded that there was nothing to suggest that he was sad or having a tough time. There were 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 believe that Cipralex caused Brennan to commit suicide. Brennan’s mother 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.
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.”
The leaflet that came with the sample pack of pills was out of date (June 2009) and mentioned "agitation" and "thoughts of self harm." Nowhere did it say SUICIDE as a risk. The version that was in print but was not made available clearly states Cipralex should not be given to youth under the age of 18 because of a “significantly increased risk of suicide”. (May 2010) Bren was 18 years and 3 months old. The US package advises against giving it to anyone under the age of 24.
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?
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