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originally posted by: Mianeye
a reply to: StallionDuck
But as it's not a problem in other countrys as there is no killing sprees as in the US the problem isen't the drugs, it's the person and his ability to get a weapon of choise, in these cases a gun, now go figure where the problem really is
originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: benrl
I entirely disagree with the fact that anti-depressants help people however, I have watched far too many people become addicted and spiral ever downward.
originally posted by: decltype
People should remember that certain individuals take 'mind altering drugs' because they have been diagnosed by medical professionals as being in need of them. People who take these medications have a mental illness. Why don't you say that all of the mass shooters have mental illness in common? Is it because you wish to sound sensationalist in unveiling some hidden conspiracy by 'big pharma'?
We have to be careful, as Correlation does not equal causation.
But it certainly merits further research and concern.
I have no doubt anti-depressants help people, the question is are their unintended side effects, that IF they where stressed, could perhaps be accounted for and protected against.
Yes, that could also be the case.
People who have heart attacks, tend to be on medication to prevent them.
That does not mean that the heart attacks are caused by the medication, just that people who take heart meds tend to be people who are at risk for them.
No one is arguing that they where sane.
I am asking if the increase suicide risk with certain drugs could possibly extrapolate to an INSANE person, deciding that Suicide, is not just enough for them.
But in 1992, Congress put the fox in the chicken coop. It passed the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, which authorizes drug companies to pay “user fees” to the FDA for each brand-name drug considered for approval. Nearly all of the money generated by these fees has been earmarked to speed up the approval process. In effect, the user fee act put the FDA on the payroll of the industry it regulates. Last year, the fees came to about $300 million, which the companies recoup many times over by getting their drugs to market faster.