A mass murder occurred yesterday, September 16, at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington D.C. There are reports of at least 12 dead, and several wounded. Early news stories describe the perpetrator as having “mental issues,” and it is reported that he “…had been treated since August by the Veterans Administration for his mental problems.” It is likely that this “treatment” involved the prescription of psychiatric drugs.
And still no government inquiry into the link between psycho-pharmaceutical products, especially SSRI’s, and acts of violence/suicide.
Why does the government not take this simple step to uncover the facts? Could it be because the pharmaceutical industry is one of the top contributors nationwide to politicians’ re-election campaigns?
According to OpenSecrets.org:
“Pharmaceutical companies, which develop both over-the-counter and prescription drugs, have been among the biggest political spenders for years.”
In an article titled Big Pharma’s Influence Machine, Farron Cousins, of Ring of Fire Radio states:
“But when it comes to affecting policy in Washington, D.C., no organization or industry has gamed the system better than the pharmaceutical industry.”
[Ring of Fire Radio is a nationally syndicated talk show program. The presenters, according to Wikipedia, see their goal as “exposing people whom they consider to be ‘corporate fat cats, polluters and media spinmeisters.'”]
What’s needed is an impartial government inquiry. Who could argue with that?