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 sign this petition telling the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs to thoroughly investigate the use of Seroquel for our nation's military.