Prescription Drugs -
The Reason Behind
The Madness
By Dr. Julian Whitaker, M.D.
Health and Healing: Tomorrow's
Medicine Today - November, 1999

As I was writing last month's issue of Health & Healing, Buford O'Neal Furrow Jr. walked into the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Los Angeles and, without a word, fired 70 rounds with a Uzi-type gun, wounding five people. A month earlier, Mark Barton murdered his wife and two children and then methodically and dispassionately gunned down 21 people in two brokerage firms in Atlanta, killing nine.
These and virtually all of the gun-related massacres that have made headlines over the past decade have had one thing in common: THEY WERE PERPETRATED BY PEOPLE TAKING PROZAC, ZOLOFT, LUVOX, PAXIL OR A RELATED ANTI-DEPRESSANT DRUG.
Last month, I warned you about the dangers of these selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and detailed a few of the scores of murders, suicides, and other acts of violence committed by people taking Prozac-like drugs. THESE DRUGS CAN CAUSE AKATHISIA, MENTAL AND PHYSICAL AGITATION THAT SPARKS SELF-DESTRUCTIVE, VIOLENT BEHAVIOR. They can also induce dissociative reactions, making those who take the drugs INSENSITIVE TO THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR BEHAVIOR.
This is the type of drug that Eric Harris was taking when he walked into Columbine High School and massacred his fellow students. Kip Kinkel, who killed his parents, then went to his high school in Oregon, killed two students and wounded 22 others, was taking PROZAC. Joseph Wesbecker was taking Prozac when he killed seven people with an AK-47 at a printing plant in Kentucky, before taking his own life. It's Not Guns And It's Not Movies
Atrocities such as these have become disturbingly common over the past few years. We as a society are searching for reasons to explain these grizzly murders, which have torn at the heart and soul of the American culture. In a desperate effort to stave off future catastrophes, we've been instituting stringent gun control measures and considering censorship of movies.
Folks, guns and movies don't cause these tragically frequent episodes of inexplicable violence. The real reason is written out on a prescription pad by psychiatrists and doctors all over the country--these monstrous acts were done not by criminals, but ordinary people high on prescription drugs.
Yet the overuse of PROZAC-LIKE DRUGS is not even a part of the national debate, and those who sound the warning against them are ignored. I can only surmise that the reason the FDA continues to disregard these mounting SSRI-related casualties is because of this agency's close alliance with the multi-billion-dollar drug companies. Just imagine what the FDA would do if there were evidence that these massacres were performed by people taking natural antidepressants.


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