DUTY TO WARN – Robin Williams by Gary Kohl, MD
“Within weeks after Williams’ discharge from Hazelden’s Rehabilitation facility in Lindstrom, MN, he hung himself in the bedroom of his San Francisco home where he was certainly suffering multiple side effects from his cocktail of drugs. He left no suicide note, but certainly his psychiatrists, psychologists and other staff members at Hazelden know exactly what Williams could have written on such a note. So far Hazelden is mum on what happened to Williams during July’s rehab stay. Some of Williams’ closest friends are claiming that the newly prescribed drugs were what killed him” Read more…
Suicides and heinous homicides (mass shootings by young people) are concomitant with the rise of new psychiatric drugs like SSRIs. But other drugs also cause suicidal ideations in those demographics that are non-metabolizers. See this layman’s links on CYTOCHROME P450 and drug interactions. Was Robin Williiams a poor metabolizer of the cocktail of drugs he recently received? Did this supposedly reputable (and probably expensive) institution give him the available Cytochrome P450 test to establish his metabolism activity? I doubt it…as it is not standard of care. The knowledge of pharmacogenetics and drug interactions have been known for more than 15 years and yet this simple test is not standard of care and therefore physicians are not legally culpable.
More egregious is that all levels of physicians prescribe psychiatric drugs with no compelled, basic or continuing education as to pharmacogenetics and the critical role Cytochrome P450 plays in detoxifying the body from accumulating lethal doses of medicines (not only psyche drugs).
Today 25% of American children are put on psychiatric drugs by doctors who have no education in Pharmacogenetics and drug interactions. The legal system, as well, disregards the fact that upward of 10% of Caucasians, for example, are non-metabolizers. (That is they cannot detoxify the new drugs out of their system and they subsequently become psychotic).
10,000 American Toddlers are on psyche drugs. Read more…
An autopsy can still analyze Robin Williams’ drug interaction and metabolic status by a simple DNA test for Cytochrome P450. The same can be done in the all the school shootings. James Holmes, Jerod Loughner, Haskell, are still alive and can be tested in relationship to the drugs they were taking. If the drugs were counter indicated due to a lack of activity of the Cytochrome P450 and its various alleles, then attorneys could argue that these mass murders were induced to psychosis by the physicians and that they were, in fact, INVOLUNTARILY INTOXICATED. However, when VLA brought this opportunity to the Defense Attorneys and Judges, there was no response.