It has just been revealed that the Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was on psychotropic medications infamous for causing aggression and delusions.
And this is no conspiracy theory directed at Big Pharma—the warning labels on the back of the bottles openly warn of the dangerous side effects.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Paddock was on diazepam, which is more known by its commercial name Valium.
The report states:
“Records from the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program obtained Tuesday show Paddock was prescribed 50 10-milligram diazepam tablets by Henderson physician Dr. Steven Winkler on June 21.
“A woman who answered the phone at Winkler’s office would not make him available to answer questions and would neither confirm nor deny that Paddock was ever a patient.
“Paddock purchased the drug — its brand name is Valium — without insurance at a Walgreens store in Reno on the same day it was prescribed. He was supposed to take one pill a day.”
— Elaine M. Wilson (@WilsonElaineM) October 4, 2017
The FDA openly states that the side-effects of diazepam include:
- “confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
- unusual risk-taking behavior, decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger;
- depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
- hyperactivity, agitation, aggression, hostility.”
The new revelations force a new angle to a tragedy that’s being primarily interpreted as a gun rights issue—the new angle being mental health.
Time and time again, mass shooters are discovered to have been taking psychotropic medications, bringing into question both the mental health of the American public and Big Pharma’s commodification of “magic-pill” cures to our illnesses.
Aside from Big Pharma’s admission of dangerous side effects on the label, various studies have confirmed the link between homicidal tendencies and prescription medications.
In 2015, the journal World Psychiatry analyzed 960 adults and teenagers from Finland who’d been convicted of murder and concluded that they had a 45% higher chance of killing someone when they were taking benzodiazepines.
A separate study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry concluded, “it appears that benzodiazepine use is moderately associated with subsequent aggressive behavior.”
As reported by The Free Thought Project:
“One single psychiatric medication prescribed to help people quit smoking has been tied to an epidemic of aggression and suicide.
“In only five years, 544 suicides and 1,869 attempted suicides were reported to the FDA as “adverse events” in connection with the drug Chantix, according to documents obtained by America Tonight under the Freedom of Information Act.”