High Murder Rates in Users of Xanax, Klonopin AND IBUPROFEN

Jun 4, 2015

New research shows frighteningly high murder rates for those who use popular painkillers, sedatives and antidepressants, with the biggest increased risk for lethality posed by ordinary anti-inflammatory products like ibuprofen. 

Scientists in Finland studied 1000 male and female convicts who committed homicide between 2003 and 2011 to come up with the truly troubling findings.

That data revealed a 31-percent increased tendency toward homicide in antidepressant users; 45-percent for sedatives, 92-percent for opiate-based painkillers, and 206-percent for common anti-inflammatory painkillers.

According to the researchers, youth and alcohol also acted as homicidal accelerants for perpetrators 26-years-old, or younger, who were also on large doses of opiates and/or benzodiazepines for durations beyond a month.

In such cases, popular prescription sedatives like Xanax, Klonopin, valium, and their “benzo” alternates accounted for a 223-percent increase in the likelihood of deadly-violent side effects.

The disconcerting study, which serves as a wake-up call for over-prescribing physicians as well as drug abusers, will be published in its entirety in this month's edition of the acclaimed Journal of World Psychiatry.

Eponymous Rox

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