INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WTHR) The family of an Indiana teen says the drug Tamiflu may have played a role in his suicide.
Charlie Harp, 16, was diagnosed with the flu on Thursday night. The doctor prescribed him Tamiflu and cold medicine.
On Friday, Charlie’s aunt, who was his legal guardian, checked on him but he did not respond. She called her husband to go home and check on Charlie, and he discovered that Charlie had committed suicide.
“Being the child Charlie was, he was very happy. No red flags at all that would have led us to believe he would have harmed himself otherwise,” said Charlie’s aunt, Jackie Ray.
Jackie began researching Tamiflu and discovered people have become delusional and have hallucinations from the drug.
“I see articles about all these children who have been harmed and that is when I get mad, because if it’s that big of an issue, why are we not doing something about it? Why are we still prescribing it and giving it to our children? That is what makes me crazy,” Ray concluded.
On Friday, his classmates at Franklin Central High School are planning a balloon launch in his honor.