FDA Panel Does Not Recommend Removing Chantix Warnings

FDA Review Panel Recommends Leaving Black Box Warnings on Chantix The FDA is set to review evidence submitted by Pfizer in their request to remove serious warnings from their anti-smoking drug, Chantix, which suggest that the drug can trigger depression and suicidal thoughts, among other side effects. However, an FDA review panel has looked at the … [Read more...]

Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Suicide Risk in Teens

Teenagers with Traumatic Brain Injury at Higher Risk of Suicide, Risky Behaviors Recent studies on teenagers with traumatic brain injuries such as concussions have shown that children’s cognitive function is impaired. Now, a study shows that mood disorders, risky behaviors, and an increased risk of suicide can be associated with traumatic brain … [Read more...]

OJ Murdock found dead, another NFL suicide

OJ Murdock, a reserve receiver for the Tennessee Titans, has died today of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to the Tampa Police, he was found in his car early this morning -- the car was parked in front of Middleton High School, where he had played when he was younger.  When found he was in critical condition, but died soon … [Read more...]

Military suicide is an epidemic and #2 cause of death

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in testimony before a joint hearing of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Veterans Affairs, said late last week that 206 service members may have taken their own lives in the first 6 months of 2012. 104 military suicides have been confirmed this year. Currently, there are 102 … [Read more...]

Student Bullying: What Is The School’s Responsibility?

There have been numerous stories in the news recently regarding victims of bullying in schools across our nation. From CNN to the Today Show to Dr. Phil, it seems that everywhere you turn, there is a story about a victim who has been bullied by his or her fellow classmates. What is Bullying?   The Safe and Responsible Schools Project states: A … [Read more...]

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