Fourth News Item Reads: " -- Bloomberg News"Forest Laboratories Inc. was sued by a Utah woman who blames the suicide of her 11-year-old daughter on the company's antidepressant Lexapro.
Rachel Caddy hanged herself from a tree behind her apartment in Bountiful, Utah, on July 22, 2004, after taking Lexapro for several weeks for depression and defiance toward authority figures, according to a federal lawsuit filed Friday in Newark.
The suit is one of about 24 claiming that Lexapro or Celexa, another antidepressant made by Forest, caused patients to attempt or commit suicide. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered drug makers in 2004 to warn users of increased suicidal behavior by children who take antidepressants. Charles Triano, a spokesman for New York-based Forest, didn't immediately return phone calls and an e-mail seeking comment."