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Congressman: Alexis’ drug may have had ‘problem’ side effect

Posted By admin On September 20, 2013 @ 11:47 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

John Aaron
WTOP [1]
Sept 20, 2013

Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis may have been taking a prescription drug with a potentially dangerous side effect, according to one lawmaker.

“One of the medications that (Alexis) received does have a side effect that could in fact have been a problem,” Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, tells WTOP. “However, that doesn’t mean that it was, and that’s why we’re asking the VA for a little more information as to what they prescribed, why they prescribed it, how much was prescribed.”

Miller says that doesn’t necessarily mean the medication is to blame. But he would like more disclosures from the VA, which treated Alexis.

“What were the drug interactions? What were the side effects of the drugs that were prescribed by the VA? We do still have some questions that we’re asking,” he says.

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[1] WTOP: http://wtop.com/1385/3458698/Alexis-prescription-may-have-had-problem-side-effect

[2] Pharmaceutical companies write their own drug information labels and leave out side effect information: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pharmaceutical-companies-write-their-own-drug-information-labels-and-leave-out-side-effect-information.html

[3] Alexis Recently Told Cops He Was Being Bombarded By Microwave Signals That Kept Him Awake At Night: http://www.prisonplanet.com/washington-gunman-recently-told-cops-he-was-being-bombarded-by-microwave-signals-that-kept-him-awake-at-night.html

[4] ‘Swine flu drug has side-effects’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/swine-flu-drug-has-side-effects.html

[5] Drug companies intentionally leave out required side effects information on drug ads: http://www.prisonplanet.com/drug-companies-intentionally-leave-out-required-side-effects-information-on-drug-ads.html

[6] Side-effects alert for all statin users as drug is linked to depression and memory loss: http://www.prisonplanet.com/side-effects-alert-for-all-statin-users-as-drug-is-linked-to-depression-and-memory-loss.html

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