Congressman: Alexis’ drug may have had ‘problem’ side effect


John Aaron
WTOP
September 20, 2013

Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis may have been taking a prescription drug with a potentially dangerous side effect, according to one lawmaker.

“One of the medications that (Alexis) received does have a side effect that could in fact have been a problem,” Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, tells WTOP. “However, that doesn’t mean that it was, and that’s why we’re asking the VA for a little more information as to what they prescribed, why they prescribed it, how much was prescribed.”

Miller says that doesn’t necessarily mean the medication is to blame. But he would like more disclosures from the VA, which treated Alexis.


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