The link of mass shooters to psychotropic drugs

By George Miller


The strong linkage between mass shooters and psychotropic drugs has been underplayed. We are hearing from multiple sources that the Las Vegas shooter was on such a drug. These are anti-anxiety drugs which can greatly increase aggressive behavior in some cases. A long list of other mass shooters so medicated exists. Some politically-motivated shooters may not be on that list, but quite a few are.

It seems logical that such people should be identified and at least watched, although there are privacy and abuse of power issues involved.

Unfortunately, the sources for this article are from more minor and even fringe publications, so more vetting is required. A few, to get you started, are linked below.

It appears that the Las-Vegas Review Journal broke the story based on info they said they obtained from the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program:


Records from the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program obtained Tuesday show Paddock was prescribed 50 10-milligram diazepam tablets by Henderson physician Dr. Steven Winkler on June 21.

– – Las-Vegas Review Journal

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George Miller is Publisher/Co-Founder of and a “retired” operations management consultant residing in Oxnard.

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2 Responses to The link of mass shooters to psychotropic drugs

  1. Dotty Pringle October 10, 2017 at 9:35 am

    People should be held accountable, in this case the shooter is dead.
    The doctor that did know and others who like to prescribe pharmaceuticals/companies that they have investments in, should also be looked at intensely. The side affects of these drugs are important. Maybe a referral to a psychologist is a way to go so you can extract more info from this person and really diagnose them properly.
    The shooters and the doctors are to be looked at first. Guns do not go off by themselves.
    It’s about responsibility and who holds it, enables it or allows it.

  2. William Hicks October 5, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Lets not just get lost in the weeds here by oversimplifying the cause of an evil act.


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