DR. RUDORFER: Speaker 58, please.
MR. SKIGIS: What can I say that hasn't
really already been said, but I had a speech
prepared and decided to revamp it while sitting
here in the audience.
I tried to kill myself and luckily didn't
succeed. I am still on Paxil because I am hooked on
a nonhabit-forming drug. I don't know if I will
live long enough to see how this thing ends up, but
I am going to try.
I have always believed that do unto others
as you would have done to yourself. Would you
people put your children on this drug? Would you
take it yourselves? I doubt it.
Probably not all the statistics in the
world can't bring back the people that are dead
because of the irresponsibility of the FDA. How
can I put in any faith in a government that still
somewhat denies that cigarettes are addictive?
I wonder if you people can sleep at night
while your decisions are killing innocent people
every day. I leave my life in your hands and hope
that you will apologize to all the people here for
your decision and ignorance in this matter and how
it has shattered so many people's lives.
I really hope you guys can do something
about this or at least tell us who will help us,
because a lot of people are dead here today, and
it's all in your hands. So good luck.
DR. RUDORFER: Thank you.