CNN Evening News for Saturday, Feb 05, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.
(Charleston, South Carolina: Elizabeth Cohen) The argument that teenager Christopher Pittman, who confessed to killing his grandparents, was under the influence of the anti-depressant Zoloft featured; scenes shown of Pittman leaving the courthouse and in court; details given of the FDA’s warning that anti-depressants can cause suicidal behavior. [Law enforcement agent Lucinda McCELLAR- reads Pittman’s confession.] [Pittman’s friend Mitchell SNELGROVE- comments on Pittman’s love for his grandparents.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) Zoloft maker Pfizer’s denial that the drug causes violence noted. Live discussion held with psychiatrists Dr. Bill Callahan and Dr. Joseph Glenmullen about Zoloft’s effect on behavior. [From Irvine, California, CALLAHAN; from Watertown, Massachusetts, GLENMULLEN – debate whether Zoloft and other anti-depressants can trigger violence; comment on other human behavior factors; talk about Pittman’s behavior now that he is off Zoloft.] Last Call question introduced.
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