FAA to Allow Pilots to Fly on Antidepressants

The Federal Aviation Administration is changing a generations-old policy banning pilots from taking antidepressants. Pilots with mild to moderate depression will be allowed to fly while taking antidepressants if they can demonstrate they have been satisfactorily treated for at least 12 months.

There were 39,000 adverse event reports submitted to the FDA’s Medwatch about Prozac -- and that number is said to represent only about 1 percent of the actual number of adverse events.

 

Next time you fly, your captain might be on drugs that are only safe in the minds of the FDA -- they who believe that it’s even safe to inject neural toxins like mercury in children in vaccines and plant tons of the metal in peoples’ mouths.

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