After the horrific killings in Newtown, Conn., many have expressed compassion for the victims and their families, as we all should. Many have blamed various things for the incident: easy access to military-style weapons, combat-related video games and inadequate mental health services.
But few have noticed what may be a key factor in the rise of mass-killings in the past two decades – the unanticipated side-effects of mood-altering prescription drugs. Adam Lanza was reportedly taking Fanapt, the side effects of which could be (according to Drugs.com) aggression, delusion, hostility, impulse-control disorder, among others.
James Holmes, accused in the Aurora, Colo., …