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He may have been a benzo (e.g. Valium) addict. Benzos have unpredictable effects on a subset of its users. In 1991, Halcion's (another drug in the benzo category) manufacturer spent $21m settling lawsuits over the alleged side-effects of that drug:

With a public trial over a controversial sleeping pill less than two weeks away, the pill's manufacturer settled a $21 million lawsuit out of court on the condition that reams of documents about the pill be sealed.

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Greene Monday ordered all documents on the sleeping pill Halcion - including a document about alleged murders and suicides committed by people using the drug - be sealed in the wake of a settlement Friday between the pill's manufacturer and the woman suing the company.The terms of the settlement - including the amount of money paid to a Hurricane woman who killed her mother while on the drug - are also confidential.

Ilo Marie Grundberg pumped eight bullets into her 82-year-old mother in June 1988. A circuit judge dismissed murder charges against Grundberg after Grundberg's attorney convinced him she was intoxicated by the sleeping pill, Halcion, at the time of the killing.

Grundberg promptly filed a suit against the Upjohn Company, the manufacturer of Halcion, claiming her use of the drug sparked the "homicidal compulsion" that led her to kill her mother.


1 posted on 10/05/2017 9:33:53 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
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I saw the gloves in the body shot. Was wondering why.


2 posted on 10/05/2017 9:40:20 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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"Paddock was prescribed 50 10-milligram tablets of diazepam — commonly called Valium — on June 21 by Dr. Steven Winkler..."

I wonder what other psych drugs Paddock was taking. Someone yesterday said he was on Prozac, but I haven't seen any confirmation of that.

3 posted on 10/05/2017 9:47:16 PM PDT by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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a skin allergy could explain the moaning and screaming in bed.


4 posted on 10/05/2017 9:49:16 PM PDT by chemical_boy
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Wonder how Americans in the 1800s survived without chemical medications that are killing us today.


6 posted on 10/05/2017 9:53:54 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (We're right, you're wrong - that's the end of the argument.)
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Chemical Hypersensitivity


9 posted on 10/05/2017 10:03:54 PM PDT by stlnative
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“Dr”. Lee’s (unrequested) Opinion: The subject may simply have been a Hypochondriac with intermittent insomnia, paranoia and OCD affectations. Paranoia was made worse by his increasing megalomania and a “God” complex.

The subject is likely to have rejected any talk or discussion therapy, due to his general distrust of other people, and his preference of self administered medications. Medications often tended to produce unpredictable and undesired effects because the subject took them with alcohol or other recreational drugs.


12 posted on 10/05/2017 10:10:47 PM PDT by lee martell
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Was just talking about this tonight. I reasoned that it might’ve indicate he planned on getting away, not leaving prints.

So then why suicide at the end. I reasoned the cops were there at the door and he had no way out.

But hot gun and gloves or bizarre allergies is another twist.


17 posted on 10/05/2017 11:07:35 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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Paddock was prescribed 50 10-milligram tablets of diazepam

10 mg is a significant dose. I remember how just 2mg in the ER made me babble.

18 posted on 10/05/2017 11:08:42 PM PDT by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc O'Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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When and where did he learn to fly?


37 posted on 10/06/2017 1:10:15 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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Where is the note?


55 posted on 10/06/2017 4:44:56 AM PDT by anton
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My anti-seizure medication can also be prescribed for bipolar disorder.


57 posted on 10/06/2017 5:18:09 AM PDT by wastedyears (Anime is real.)
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I told my husband yesterday that the shooter looked very familiar—like someone who was involved in a high profile terrorist attack or plane crash or something from the 80s. Husband woke up this morning and thinks the same thing. I don’t know what the event was. I was a teenager through most of the 80s, so my exposure to world events was limited. But the guy looks so familiar.


58 posted on 10/06/2017 5:21:43 AM PDT by petitfour (APPEAL TO HEAVEN)
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When do we get to see the autopsy??
62 posted on 10/06/2017 5:49:30 AM PDT by unread (Joe McCarthy was right.......)
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The Brothers Karamazov,” novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky has his character Ivan say, “If God is dead, all things are permissible.”


64 posted on 10/06/2017 7:05:54 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed)
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including the amount of money paid to a Hurricane woman who killed her mother while on the drug


Hurricane Woman on Valium? Who’d think that Valium would stop something called a Hurricane Woman?


71 posted on 10/06/2017 7:35:52 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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Sounding more and more like the Unabomber.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he was a Unabomber supporter


77 posted on 10/06/2017 8:43:12 AM PDT by Zathras
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I’m not trying to be gross, but I would think a Las Vegas hotel room is a soup of alergents and bodily fluids from all over the world. Not a place an obsessive compulsive germ freak would frequent for days or months.

Are they crafting the image of a Howard Hughes type of elder recluse?


90 posted on 10/06/2017 6:45:05 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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Might be a sign of a cleanliness OCD. I’ve known people like that, gloves and all.


96 posted on 10/07/2017 11:19:34 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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With a public trial over a controversial sleeping pill less than two weeks away, the pill's manufacturer settled a $21 million lawsuit out of court on the condition that reams of documents about the pill be sealed.

Might be a bit inconvenient for Upjohn if they had to put a drug label warning side-effect on their sleeping pills...

"Warning - may cause suppression of rational brain function leading to homicidal outburst."

109 posted on 10/08/2017 6:11:46 AM PDT by Flick Lives
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