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Study reveals top ten violence-inducing prescription drugs

Posted By admin On January 15, 2011 @ 10:12 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

Ethan A. Huff
Natural News [1]
Saturday, January 15, 2011

(NaturalNews) The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recently published a study in the journal PLoS One highlighting the worst prescription drug offenders that cause patients to become violent. Among the top-ten most dangerous are the antidepressants Pristiq (desvenlafaxine), Paxil (paroxetine) and Prozac (fluoxetine).

Concerns about the extreme negative side effects of many popular antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs have been on the rise, as these drugs not only cause severe health [2] problems to users, but also pose a significant threat to society. The ISMP report indicates that, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System, many popular drugs [3] are linked even to homicides.

Most of the drugs in the top ten most dangerous are antidepressants, but also included are an insomnia [4] medication, an attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder [5] (ADHD) drug, a malaria drug [6] and an anti-smoking medication.

As reported in Time, the top ten list is as follows:

10. Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) – An antidepressant that affects serotonin and noradrenaline. The drug is 7.9 times more likely to be associated with violence [7] than other drugs.

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9. Venlafaxine (Effexor) – An antidepressant that treats anxiety disorders. The drug is 8.3 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

8. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) – A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI [10]) drug that is 8.4 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

7. Triazolam (Halcion) – A benzodiazepine drug for insomnia that is 8.7 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

6. Atomoxetine (Strattera) – An ADHD drug that is 9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

5. Mefoquine (Lariam) – A malaria drug that is 9.5 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

4. Amphetamines – This general class of ADHD drug is 9.6 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

3. Paroxetine (Paxil) – An SSRI antidepressant drug [11] that is 10.3 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs. It is also linked to severe withdrawal symptoms and birth defects.

2. Fluoxetine (Prozac [12]) – A popular SSRI antidepressant drug that is 10.9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

1. Varenicline (Chantix) – An anti-smoking drug that is a shocking 18 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

Sources for this story include:

http://healthland.time.com/2011/01/… [13]


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[14] Top 10 Legal Drugs Linked to Violence: http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-10-legal-drugs-linked-to-violence.html

[15] Army Suicide Report Ignores Role of Suicide-Inducing Drugs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/army-suicide-report-ignores-role-of-suicide-inducing-drugs.html

[16] Study: Antidepressant drugs actually cause many people to have worse depression: http://www.prisonplanet.com/study-antidepressant-drugs-actually-cause-many-people-to-have-worse-depression.html

[17] Antidepressant Drugs Causing Epidemic of Mania: http://www.prisonplanet.com/antidepressant-drugs-causing-epidemic-of-mania.html

[18] Antidepressants once seen as miracle drugs: now risks are becoming evident: http://www.prisonplanet.com/antidepressants-once-seen-as-miracle-drugs-now-risks-are-becoming-evident.html

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