Medical Cartoons

What You Sow is What You Reap

Last modified on October 20th, 2015

Are the frequent school shootings in America sporadic, unrelated events or is there a common thread to many of them? Most antidepressants, SSRI’s, mood elevator drugs list homicidal and suicidal tendencies as side-effects. Is it time to wake up?

School Shooters B3

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Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy4Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also available in French, German, Greek, Polish and Portuguese). He is Hpathy’s resident cartoonist and also produces Hpathy’s Tips & Secrets column and homeopathy Crossword puzzles each month. You can visit Alan at his website:


  • Yes, it’s been going on a long time. C.E. Gant did a study of school shootings over 18 years and found that over half the shooters (that he could identify) were on prescription meds that had homicidal or suicidal ideation as a side effect. They never mention this in the evening news, because they’re focused on guns as the cause. Of course the news is sponsored almost entirely by drug companies, which is another reason drugs aren’t mentioned.

  • It appears that pretty much every show on tv is sponsored by Big Pharma! People from other countries don’t know, and would probably be shocked to hear, that prescription drugs are advertised on tv in America, even though the population can’t buy them! Nonetheless, to keep from being sued for damages, the commercials for drugs have to list all the side-effects–which is pretty hilarious in itself–and “thoughts of suicide” is often among them! They do not DARE say “thoughts of homicide” but if you have one, the other is understood! Imagine selling a product that puts people at risk for being shot! I would imagine it would be illegal, how would you justify it? Even that they’re allowed to market a drug that leads to suicide is somewhat incomprehensible!

  • Yes, it’s amazing that they announce these grotesque side effects in plain sight, and then state ” Ask your doctor if (drug name) is right for you. It’s not right for anybody. Often the drug is for something like heartburn or other minor discomfort, but the side effects include coma, death etc. I did this cartoon based on an anti-depressant that is one of the tops selling drugs in the U.S. The side effects are taken right from the drug insert:

    When will people wake up! When will doctors finally think…. “Maybe I should investigate other options?”

  • I remember that cartoon! Yes, you’re right, they announce these morbid side-effects shamelessly, even though the “illness” may be minor or even non-existent, as in the case of their drug that helps you get off cigarettes, which had side effects that were much worse than smoking! The strange thing is, I hear that these commercials actually increase drug sales! I don’t know what people are thinking….

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