UPDATE! The DoD has removed Seroquel from its "approved formulary" for PTSD treatment for troops. While this is great news, it does not change the deaths that have already occurred and it does not necessarily apply to veterans. Please demand accountability!
Hundreds of young military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are going to sleep and never waking up.
Why? Because their doctors are prescribing them the drug Seroquel for insomnia--and it may be causing them to die of Sudden Cardiac Death.
Manufactured by Astra Zeneca, Seroquel was first introduced in 1997 to treat Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, not PTSD. Since that time, Astra Zeneca has been found guilty of marketing the drug for conditions not approved of by the FDA.
To make matters worse, Seroquel should not be given to patients who are taking anti-depressants as this increases the risk of its side effects--side effects that include death. With anti-depressants being the first line of defense in treating PTSD, this puts our troops at an even higher risk of drug interaction complications.
Please do a thorough investigation!
Dear Chairman Jeff Miller, House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs
Please use your influence to investigate the widespread prescription of the drug Seroquel to our nation's troops and veterans. The dangers of this drug are well documented and hundreds of Sudden Cardiac Deaths have occurred!
The Department of Defense recently removed Seroquel from its approved fomularies to treat PTSD. Seroquel was never approved for PTSD! This is a clear admission that the VA's course of treatment has killed Troops and Veterans!
We are demanding accountability and justice for these Veteran and Troop deaths!
Our troops have served our nation honorably and with great sacrifices! They deserve our protection. Investigate and demand justice for their survivors!