Baum Hedlund attorney accepts invitation to testify before California State Senate re Antidepressant Drugs and Suicide

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August 3, 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Baum Hedlund
12100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 950
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Web: www.baumhedlundlaw.com

Testimony

Baum Hedlund attorney accepts invitation to testify before California State Senate re Antidepressant Drugs and Suicide

Joseph Glenmullen, MD, Clinical instructor, Harvard Medical School, Author of Prozac Backlash is scheduled to open the testimony followed by other medical experts and families of victims of suicide and patients still on antidepressants.

Before the hearing, there will be a news conference at noon in Room 1190 (Governor's Press Conference Room).
http://democrats.sen.ca.gov/senator/torlakson/

Senate Hearing on Antidepressant Drugs and Suicide
8/2/2004

SENATE HEARING TO EXAMINE ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS AND SUICIDE

SACRAMENTO - A hearing on Wednesday (August 4, 2004) at the state Capitol will review the possible connection between suicide and antidepressant drugs.

Doctors prescribe antidepressant drugs to successfully treat depression and related mental illnesses, but recent case reports raise the possibility of a link between the medications and suicide.

Parents whose teen-agers committed suicide while using antidepressants will testify at the hearing. Health professionals and consumers will testify about the benefits of prescribed medications.

Senator Tom Torlakson, Chair of the California Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness, and Senator Deborah Ortiz, Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, will lead the hearing. A noon press conference will precede the hearing.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March 2004 issued a Public Health Advisory that asked antidepressant drug manufacturers to include warning labels recommending close observation of adult and pediatric patients for worsening depression or suicidal tendencies.

WHAT: Senate hearing on link between antidepressant drugs and suicide

WHEN: Wednesday (August 4, 2004). Noon news conference, 1:30 p.m. hearing

WHERE: News conference, Room 1190 (Governor's Press Conference Room); Hearing is in Room 112, State Capitol.