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Documents missing from a 10 year old murder case sent to the BMJ

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 09 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1365
  1. Jeanne Lenzer
  1. New York

The BMJ has been given a set of documents that mysteriously went missing from a US mass murder case 10 years ago. The killer was taking a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor at the time of the murders.

The internal drug company documents marked “Confidential,” which were sent to the BMJ by an anonymous source, indicate a link between a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and a side effect, known as the “activation syndrome,” which includes agitation, mania, and hostility.

The BMJ has offered to turn the documents over to officials of the Food and Drug Administration, but no one at …

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