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Does the LV shooter's doc have some responsibility?


So much being said about the evil actions of the LV shooter amid confusion about his motive. Anyone thinking about meds known to cause depressed people to act in ways they otherwise would not. Do HIPAA laws protect docs more than patients who now have their records online? We are seeing medical professionals acting as heroes and heroines in this tragedy, which is not uncommon, but are docs who disregard the warnings of meds so they can lightly prescribe pharmaceuticals with serious side effects for far too many people more responsible than we acknowledge?

 

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 12 days ago

    Maybe too black and white for me. I think most of us look a little deeper and not quite so shallow. But I get your point.


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    RTalloni 2 weeks ago

    True, but it could be important to know whether he was on meds and which ones. It is an interesting study to look at the record of people making decisions and taking even violent action due to meds for depression, anxiety, and various psych meds.

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    RTalloni 11 days ago

    Yes, not that helpful for this tragedy but knowing what meds he may have been prescribed could provide important lessons, then again, there may have been none. Evil can be quite clever at covering tracks, twisting truth, manipulation, and more.