Lawmaker Calls for Study on Links Between Pharmaceuticals and Mass Killers

The Anti-Media – by Barry Donegan

Following recent media reports of high-profile mass shootings, a Republican assemblywoman from Nevada is calling for an investigation into whether psychiatric pharmaceuticals commonly taken by mass murderers can cause side effects that may contribute to their mental health decline.

According to KSNV Las Vegas, GOP Assemblywoman Michele Fiore says that, rather than blaming mass shootings on the guns used by the perpetrators, studies should be done on the drugs that many of them have a history of having taken to treat mental health disorders.  

We have to look into what is being prescribed and what is in these meds just like clinical studies. Why don’t we do studies on the medication all of these shooters were taking and take that medication off the market? Obviously, medications can alter your mind just as alcohol can alter the mind,” said Fiore.

Though it is not yet known whether the perpetrator in last week’s tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon was on psychiatric medication, early reports from The Oregonian note that he identified himself by the social media screen name “lithium love,” he mentioned anger and depression in a note that was found in connection with the attack, and he had a long history of behavioral problems in school.

He had also been discharged by the U.S. Army midway through basic training in 2008 and graduated from a school that The Oregonian described as “geared for special education students with a range of issues from learning disabilities, health problems and autism or Asperger’s Disorder.

In August of this year, a CBS46 Atlanta Reality Check report by Ben Swann raised questions about the possibility of a connection between mass murderers and pharmaceutical drugs used to treat mental health disorders, noting that 26 high-profile perpetrators had been taking psychiatric medication.

Watch the Reality Check below.

9 thoughts on “Lawmaker Calls for Study on Links Between Pharmaceuticals and Mass Killers

  1. How about a study on the link between our psychopaths in D.C. on these…drugs. This is another boondoggle on our tax dollars. It’s like drawing a homicide chalk line around a dead raccoon on the side of a freeway… If you can’t sue big pharma… then what is this study worth ? I’m sure they had to up John Boner’s meds so he would stop crying like a little two year-old.

    What a joke….but at least someone notices.

  2. It is not just the drugs. The investigation has to include who the handlers of these mind controlled shooters were.

  3. There is plenty of research that shows they can cause more harm than good. They advertise the side effects of them for gods sake. Every single one says that they can cause the problem to get worse. What an idiot.

  4. Maybe it’s time the career politicians ‘study’ how to utilize the internet, and specifically how to use a search engine. First they will need to pull their faces out of each other’s anus and allow some oxygen to their remaining brain cell.

  5. Politicians should be the first study group. Lock them in the BIOSPHERE for observation. Drug them until they destroy one another. Kill two birds with one stone….

  6. I think the reason we have the problems we do in DC is because of this type of drug use
    Just look at Pelosi , you’d have to be on psyche meds just to be around her
    Don’t get me started on Oboy Wonder
    I know of a kid that went nuts and killed a few
    He was on Prozac , the court would not hear of that defense
    He was also drinking while taking that med and using a few other pharmesuticals
    The coward needed to save a bullet for himself , because now all he is , is a toy for sick perverts in prison

  7. The thing we need to understand about this….
    It’s the governments plan, they want this
    These drugs were made for this purpose
    And our weak minded society eats them up
    How many times has your doctor asked you for no dam reason if your depressed?
    Depression is a normal emotion , but these weak minded people believe a pill will “cure” that
    Bullshit , yer being drugged and set up

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