A Franklin Township legal guardians claim that the teen committed suicide after taking only two doses of popular anti-flu drug Tamiflu. The family holds the pharmaceutical company accountable for their son’s death, as they didn’t disclose the full list of Tamiflu side-effects.
Teen Took Only Two Doses of Tamiflu
Charlie Harp, a 16-year-old teen from Franklin Township, was, as his family declared, all agleam and always with a smile on his face. Harp also had an impeccable academical record and was recently admitted into his high school’s wrestling team.
Jackie Ray, Harp’s aunt, and the teen’s guardian claimed that the boy’s downfall began soon after he was diagnosed with the flu. After consulting a doctor, Harp was prescribed Tamiflu, a common anti-flu drug.
Brad Ray, Harp’s uncle, told the reporters that the boy took his first dose of the flue drug in the family’s car, right after leaving the doctor’s office. Brad recalls that Charlie took only two doses of Tamiflu before he took the decision of ending your own life.
The teen’s aunt recalls that taking up her phone, trying to reach her boy. When she saw that the boy failed to return her calls, the woman grew more and more concerned. The very next day, Charlie’s body was found inside the family’s garage by his uncle.
Baffling enough, according to the teen’s legal guardian, Charlie was not depressed, nor has he expressed suicidal thoughts.
Jackie and Brad are now convinced that Charlie’s symptoms started to surface right after taking the flu medicine. More than that, the Franklin Township couple wants to hold the pharmaceutical company who produced Tamiflu accountable for the boy’s death.
A company spokesperson declared that the drug’s prescriptions mention neuropsychiatric events and that the patient’s condition should be closely monitored.
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