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Germanwings: Daily Mail says Andreas Lubitz was killed by anti-depressants

by | 3rd, April 2015

Lubitz jogging

 

Andreas Lubitz: a look at the Germanwings co-pilot in today’s tabloids.

Daily Star Page 14: Killer Pilot Looked for Suicide Methods”

Lubitz is thought to have deliberately crashed a plane killing all 150 people on board. Investigators have looked at his computer history and found searches for ways to commit suicide and how to lock cockpit doors.

He was also on a “cocktail of anti-depressants and tranquillisers”.

Matthew Young says one theses drugs, Lorazepam , “is so strong that users are advised not to drive a car, let alone  fly a passenger aircraft”.

One word Matthew: linctus .

The Sun: Page 9 : “Co-pilot ‘googled cockpit security'”

Lubitz’s reaserch appears to have helped him. The pilot used the emergency code which should have allowed him to gain access from outside the cockpit but it failed to work.

 

Andreas Lubitz drugs

 

 

Daily Mail Page 22 : The Mail makes an error.

The Mail also ntoes that Lubitz was taking Lorazapam “. But now it is a drug “so strong doctors have to warn patients of the increased risk of suicide”.

If you are going to tell people taking a drug how dangerous it is, then best to identify it correctly. There is no drug called ‘Lorazapam’. But the NHS says of Lorazepam :

Lorazepam (Lor-raz-ep-am) is a medicine which is used in minor dental procedures as a sedative, minor surgical procedures as a sedative and anxiety…

Lorazepam should only be used for the shortest possible period of time as it can cause dependence, tolerance and in some cases, people can experience withdrawal symptoms.

You should try to get at least seven or eight hours continuous and uninterrupted sleep after taking Lorazepam. If you are woken before this time has passed, Lorazepam may cause you to have some memory problems. You may have no memory of what happened from the time you were woken until the time when the effects of this medicine have worn off.

Furthermore, it is important

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