Singulair-Suicide Link Investigated -...

Singulair-Suicide Link Investigated -- Prescription Drugs, Merc...

There are 8 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 28, 2008, titled Singulair-Suicide Link Investigated -- Prescription Drugs, Merc.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is investigating a possible link between Merck 's best-selling Singulair and suicide.

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Michelle

Elgin, SC

#1 Mar 28, 2008
I've been on singulair for a year now. My mood or thoughts are no different now than when I started on the medication. There must be other indicators involved in these suicides than just the use of the medication.
Calvin

Westchester, IL

#2 Mar 28, 2008
This is great news.I'm going to get my wife to double her current dosage.
Bob

Benson, MN

#3 Mar 31, 2008
Michelle wrote:
I've been on singulair for a year now. My mood or thoughts are no different now than when I started on the medication. There must be other indicators involved in these suicides than just the use of the medication.
Right. This makes perfect sense because every drug affects every person in exactly the same way.

“Art”

Since: Mar 08

San Francisco, CA

#4 Mar 31, 2008
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
Right. This makes perfect sense because every drug affects every person in exactly the same way.
I concur! This is a matter of simple logic.

Since Michelle has "been on singulair for a year now", and her "mood or thoughts are no different now than when (she) started on the medication", then obviously, "There must be other indicators involved in these suicides than just the use of the medication."

A personal or family history of depression, perhaps, but clearly, one can not blame the medication alone, since, as Bob astutely pointed out: "every drug affects every person in exactly the same way."

What do you think, Bob? Is it to late to save the public education system in the U.S.? Should we de-certify every teacher in the country and force them to pass a basic course in logic and critical thinking before we allow them near our kids? Is it any wonder that this nation consistently falls for every crackpot junk science fad (anthropogenic ozone depletion- thank you, Al Gore, anthropogenic global warming- thanks again, Al!) fed to them by moron reporters who are conned by hack scientists who will say whatever they have to say in order to get federal grants and research funds from our corrupted, politicized federal agencies?(We can never repay you for what you've done, and are still doing, to raise the quality of medical care (the CFC inhaler ban) science, education, and research in this country,'Ozone Al' and Slick Willy. Unfortunately.)

But I digress.

Michelle, drugs can and do cause a broad spectrum of adverse events among patients, and your good fortune in not experiencing any given adverse event does NOT disprove the very real possibility that that very same drug may be ENTIRELY responsible for causing said adverse event in other patients without any involvement of "other indicators" whatsoever. As Robert implied, we are all different, and drugs can and do affect each of us differently.

Is it possible that adverse events MAY result from other factors in combination with the drug itself? Of course. MUST adverse events result ONLY from other factors in combination with the drug itself? I don't think so.

By the way, I use Singulair, I'm grateful for it, and I never think of killing myself, except when I read comments such as the original poster's.

“Art”

Since: Mar 08

San Francisco, CA

#5 Mar 31, 2008
saveCFCinhalersDOTorg wrote:
<quoted text>
I concur! This is a matter of simple logic.
Since Michelle has "been on singulair for a year now", and her "mood or thoughts are no different now than when (she) started on the medication", then obviously, "There must be other indicators involved in these suicides than just the use of the medication."
A personal or family history of depression, perhaps, but clearly, one can not blame the medication alone, since, as Bob astutely pointed out: "every drug affects every person in exactly the same way."
What do you think, Bob? Is it to late to save the public education system in the U.S.? Should we de-certify every teacher in the country and force them to pass a basic course in logic and critical thinking before we allow them near our kids? Is it any wonder that this nation consistently falls for every crackpot junk science fad (anthropogenic ozone depletion- thank you, Al Gore, anthropogenic global warming- thanks again, Al!) fed to them by moron reporters who are conned by hack scientists who will say whatever they have to say in order to get federal grants and research funds from our corrupted, politicized federal agencies?(We can never repay you for what you've done, and are still doing, to raise the quality of medical care (the CFC inhaler ban) science, education, and research in this country,'Ozone Al' and Slick Willy. Unfortunately.)
But I digress.
Michelle, drugs can and do cause a broad spectrum of adverse events among patients, and your good fortune in not experiencing any given adverse event does NOT disprove the very real possibility that that very same drug may be ENTIRELY responsible for causing said adverse event in other patients without any involvement of "other indicators" whatsoever. As Robert implied, we are all different, and drugs can and do affect each of us differently.
Is it possible that adverse events MAY result from other factors in combination with the drug itself? Of course. MUST adverse events result ONLY from other factors in combination with the drug itself? I don't think so.
By the way, I use Singulair, I'm grateful for it, and I never think of killing myself, except when I read comments such as the original poster's.
Above post should read: "too late", not "to late".

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kay

Clover, SC

#6 Mar 31, 2008
my 4 children & i have been taking this med since 2003, we all have asthma & allergies, singulair keeps it undercontrol. none of us have had thoughts of suicide or a wide varity of mood swings. the other people who are experiencing these changes could have something wrong with them and it maynot be the the singulair that is doing it. they need to run other test to see, as for us we're not going to stop taking it unless the dr tells us too.
Laura

AOL

#7 Apr 1, 2008
Did no one pick up the quote "But because suicide is a life-threatening event ........."

LIFE-THREATENING EVENT ???? DUH!!

It put me in the hospital with severe anxiety, and I'd been taking it only a few weeks. This is the only logical reasoning the doctors could come up with.
Darrell
#9 Sep 25, 2013
I have ordered 2 times from this website PILLSMEDSHOP. COM . I called yesterday the customer care and asked for a discount as i was about to order twice the regular amount.

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