Friday, July 28, 2017

"Is it possible that a pill prescribed by your doctor can turn you into a killer?"

On BBC Panorama: "A Prescription for Murder?"

With exclusive access to psychiatric reports, court footage and drug company data, reporter Shelley Jofre investigates the mass killings at the 2012 midnight premiere of a Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado. Twenty-four-year-old PhD student James Holmes, who had no record of violence or gun ownership, murdered 12 and injured 70. Did the SSRI anti-depressant he had been prescribed play a part in the killings?

Those with a long memory might recall another BBC Panorama documentary, "The Secrets of Seroxat," which documented the GSK cover-up of Paxil's withdrawal effects.

PS. If you're not in the UK, you can watch it here for now, but I suspect it won't be there long.

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