An internet pharmacy is being sued:

Now, in what is believed to be one of the first lawsuits of its kind, McKay’s parents are suing the Internet site’s operators, the doctor and the pharmacy for wrongful death and negligence. They are not suing the drug’s manufacturer.

John’s suicide was “completely unexpected,” said David McKay, a professor of structural biology at Stanford University who is devastated by his son’s death. “There were no obvious signs of depression.”

“I think John would still be alive if he hadn’t been able to get these pills. He didn’t realize the risks. They didn’t inform him of the risks. I’d like to see these people held responsible.”

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  • Eye Doc

    Saying their son would be alive if he hadn’t been able to get Prozac is absurd, and I wonder if there’s some guilt on the parents part for not being able to tell their son was suicidally depressed. However, it does look like the pharmacy violated California state law, so they’ll probably be able to prevail in their lawsuit.

  • Anonymous

    Not to mention that he could’ve still gotten it from one of
    Mexican pharmacies.

  • Anonymous

    I was wondering when this would happen.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s see : parents divorced in 2004, he killed himself in 2005, he probably had OCD and they blame it on prozac ?