A community, families and the public at large were rocked, yet again, by a senseless mass shooting resulting from what appears to be another “mentally ill” individual being treated by some cocktail of prescription drugs, likely Black Box drugs with serious side effects including irrational acts of violence. We won’t know for certain until medical records are released….and they MUST BE RELEASED for the welfare and safety of the public.
The search warrant captured files (see below) that certainly indicate some treatment. The public must be informed to understand the implications of these "treatments" and how they impact the human mind and public safety. In order to develop and implement effective laws and science based mental health solutions, the search warrant evidence must be fully released. As Sheila Matthews, of AbleChild.org and many others have proved for decades, it is the drug induced impairment that puts public safety at risk. Time after time, when medical records are provided, it is clear that the violent act was committed by an individual on (or improperly monitored while trying to come off) prescription drugs commonly prescribed for ADHD, depression, anxiety and many other described mental health illnesses.
Nikolas Cruz was on Concerta, a black box drug, starting at the age of 7….the highest dose at 54 mg! Florida’s Behavioral Health Vendor, Henderson, treated Cruz. His treatment was a cocktail of at least 6 different psychiatric drugs prior to the horrific mass shooting at Parkland Elementary. Henderson Behavioral Health deemed him not a threat to himself or others via using the Pearson Violence Assessment tool. Obviously that was a complete failure.
Just imagine if our leaders heeded the warning about Concerta in 2005 when the WSJ reported on related adversities and horrors from that and other Black Box drugs. How many public safety tragedies might have been prevented? Also note Tucker Carlson's recent report of just one ADHD drug, Adderall, reaching over 41 Million prescriptions in America!
Just as we learned with alcohol and drunk driving, it is the drug induced/exacerbated IMPAIRMENT that triggers such tragedies. (Mothers did not ban cars, nor should the Second Amendment be the target from these tragedies. The potential root cause drug induced mental impairment must be addressed.)
Black Box drugs SHOULD require a very complete and thorough understanding of adverse side effects through proper informed consent. Parents have advised for decades that their children, pushed by schools and the medical community to take drugs like Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, Paxil and others for the “observed” (there is no blood test, brain scans, or other diagnostic to diagnose the condition called ADHD), have not been properly advised of adversities or even off ramps from these very dangerous drugs.
In addition to ADHD prescriptions, often very young children are put on other mind altering drugs including Zoloft, Cymbalta, Prozac and others. All have fine print inserts that are rarely, if ever, discussed with patients or guardians of children.
We see a particularly high percentage of such drugs in Foster children who are medically regulated by the State! Every state has a Pharma influenced Behavioral Health Commission reporting directly to the State Governors. (These Commissions have tremendous influence on both policy and treatments.) That was exactly the case with Nikolas Cruz in Florida, who received his treatment from Henderson, Florida’s State Behavioral Health Commission selected agency. Henderson is almost 80% funded by the State of Florida.
It is well past time to look at root causes of violent acts and skyrocketing suicide in children, Veterans and others who take record prescriptions of mind altering Black Box drugs in America. It is time for laws and regulations, informed consent practices and media’s Pharma advertising and vast Pharma sponsorship to change. Anything less will result in more public harm, more broken communities, more grieving families.
AbleChild.org sued the State of Connecticut for Sandy Hook Shooter's mental health records on behalf of the public. Please watch the interview below with Sheila Matthews, Ablechild's cofounder, an expert in drug induced public safety hazards. Also read the recent article in American Thinker and consider the recent Nashville tragedy.
There are increasingly other sources of truth, as well. Research them. Ask yourself why medical records are not released when public safety is at risk (which nullifies the HIPAA privacy argument - there is no privacy when you commit a crime and your treatment is a contributing factor). What influence and responsibility does Pharma have in this tragedy? In order for the public to effect change, the treating psychiatrist and medical records must be released.
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