Pivotal Lawsuit Shows Widely Used Antidepressant Increases Suicide Risk Over 800 Percent

by Annabelle Bamforth A trial is currently underway in Illinois as a widow seeks to hold pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline accountable for improper labeling and minimizing a potentially serious side effect of a well-known antidepressant. Paroxetine is a widely prescribed antidepressant and anti-anxiety drug under the class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paroxetine is…

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Pesticides May Have Caused 80 Suicides in Indian Village

The village of Badi, India has been haunted by a disturbing threat for decades, but it has taken an especially heavy toll this year. Within the first three months of 2016, 80 people had committed suicide in a village with a population of only 2,500 people. And over the past 20 years, 350 people have…

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Why Did This Young Apple Software Engineer Just Commit Suicide at His Company’s HQ?

It’s a mystery to his friends… #Apple employee found dead in conference room at Cupertino headquarters identified as 25 yr old Santa Clara resident Edward Mackowiak. — Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) April 28, 2016 A 25-year-old software engineer named Edward Mackowiak who worked for Apple has reportedly shot himself in the head at the company headquarters…

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