- Note - Jeff interviewed Dr. Peter Breggin
on 5-7-98 about the horrendous effects of Ritalin and Prozac on children.
It is urged that you listed to the Archive of this program and read Dr.
Breggin's two recent landmark books: 'Talking Back To Prozac' and 'Talking
Back To Ritalin' as soon as you can.
- INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The company
that makes Prozac went on the defensive amid reports that the Oregon 15-year-old
accused of shooting his parents and two schoolmates had been taking the
- Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co.
on Friday reiterated its stance that Prozac does not increase violent tendencies.
- ``There is abundant evidence about Prozac
showing no link to any sort of violent behavior,'' Lilly spokesman Jeff
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
concluded the same in a 1991 report on antidepressants, suicide and violence,
- A classmate of Kip Kinkel, who is charged
in Thursday's shooting spree at Thurston High School in Springfield, Ore.,
said Kinkel had been taking Prozac.
- Kinkel allegedly opened fire on a crowded
cafeteria, killing two classmates and critically wounding others, before
a classmate tackled him. Later, the bodies of Kinkel's parents were found
at his home.
- Prozac has been praised as a wonder drug
in the fight against depression, but critics say it provokes violence in
- In scores of court cases raising that
issue, Lilly has successfully argued that when violence occurs, it is a
symptom of the illness rather than of the medication prescribed to treat
- In 1989, a man who had used Prozac killed
eight people and injured 12 others before taking his own life in Louisville,
Ky. The victims' families sued Lilly, but a jury found Prozac wasn't responsible.