August 21, 2014
As the details of the Robin Williams tragedy continue to unfold, shocking new information has come to light and the mainstream media has, as usual failed to ask some incredibly relevant and important questions.
Why isn’t anybody talking about possible SSRI usage? Why isn’t the association between SSRI usage and Parkinson’s disease being discussed?
11% of Americans today are using anti-depressants, a 400% increase since the 1980s. $11.3B are spent on anti-depressant medication annually, in the US.
Eli Lilly’s application to sell Prozac in Germany was rejected, citing the risk of suicide.
In 2004, after much agitation from parents and Congress, the FDA issued a “Black Box” warning for physicians and pharmacists, with inserts placed in the packaging of all the most prescribed anti-depressants, warning of suicidal thoughts, hostility and agitation; its strongest measure, short of removing these drugs from the market.