December 2011

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For the first time in North American criminal history, a murder has been attributed to an anti-depressant drug. In the finding, handed down on the 16th of September 2011, a Canadian Judge said that he was satisfied that a 16 year old boy, who stabbed his brother’s friend in the stomach, would not have committed the offence had he not been treated with the drug Prozac (a brand of Fluoxetine).[1. Mike McIntyre, ‘Judge agrees Prozac made teen a killer’, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 September 2011.  Available (accessed 8 December 2011)]

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