Picture by Mika of the Rasila family
Questions are being raised over whether a widely prescribed anti-psychotic drug may be contributing to the deaths of traumatized U.S. war veterans.
Among those who recently died while taking AstraZeneca's blockbuster drug Seroquel are Marine corporals Andrew White and Chad Oligschlaeger. Both were being given multiple drugs, including Seroquel, for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Both died in their sleep.
Before his death, White was being given more than double the maximum recommended Seroquel dose for patients suffering from schizophrenia.
"He was told if he had trouble sleeping he could take another pill," said his father, Stan White.