- Almost everyone has at least heard the recent news
stories citing links between certain antidepressant drugs and suicides
and even school shootings. Several surveys have shown that a
majority of school shooters were taking SSRI- type antidepressants
before they committed their heinous acts. What most people have not
heard is that in most cases these were fluorinated drugs (Paxil
and Prozac, etc.), the chemical structure of the drug included the
toxic element fluorine.
- A growing number of studies are showing that fluorine
added to drugs and to drinking water can have a profound and prolonged
harmful effect on the brain. At present, I am reviewing all the
studies done on fluorinated pharmaceutical drugs and their effects
on the brain. What I have found is shocking. There is a strong link
between the use of many of these drugs and violent behavior,
including homicides and suicides.
- In 2002, a number of murder/suicides occurred on
the military base at Fort Bragg, N.C., which were linked to the fluorinated
anti-malarial drug Lariam. The Canadian military experienced a similar
rash of murder/suicides and uncontrollable aggression among
its soldiers taking the drug as well.
- According to the "Physician's Desk Reference,"
used by doctors to prescribe medications, the commonly used fluorinated
antibiotics Floxin, Levaquin, and Cipro can cause nightmares,
psychotic reactions, paranoia, agitation, manic reactions, aggression
and hostility, hallucinations, and even depersonalization, all symptoms
associated with acts of homicide and suicide.
- In fact, in their own clinical trials, pharmaceutical
companies found homicides, homicidal acts, homicidal ideation, and
aggressive behavior to be a side effect of the fluorinated
medications. In addition, it was found that children with obsessive-compulsive
disorder (OCD) taking the medications experienced hostility
episodes 17 times more often than depressed patients.
- Of particular concern was the finding that 1.1
percent of healthy, psychiatrically normal people who took an SSRI
anti-depressant experienced one or more hostile episodes, while
none taking the placebo had such an event.medications remain in the brain
for prolonged periods after discontinuing the medication, more so
with fluoxetine (Prozac) than Paxil.
- In 1990, about 220 fluorinated pharmaceutical drugs
were on the market. Now some 1,500 are under development. With millions
of people taking these classes of fluorinated drugs, events
similar to those at Virginia Tech are bound to occur. This incident
was a great tragedy. I send my prayers for all those who were killed
and injured and especially to their families.
- It has been estimated that such side effects with
these anti-depressant medications, as well as other fluorinated medications,
are grossly underreported to the regulatory agencies. One study
estimated only 1 percent to 10 percent of cases are ever reported.
Why more people are not affected may be related to the abnormal brain
chemistry of depressed and OCD-affected people.
- What is unusual about the effect of fluorinated
drugs is that they trigger planned violence rather than just violent
outburst. This is what we also witnessed in the mass shooting at
Virginia Tech. Make sure that the medication your doctor prescribes
is not a fluorinated one.