Annabel Wright, 14, was found dead in her bedroom just 20 minutes after chatting with her father, Simon Wright. An investigation was launched after the victim’s parents suggested that their daughter’s death was related to a prescription for a previously prescribed acne medication.
On Wednesday (September 22), at the hearing, the victim’s mother, Helen Wright, said that her daughter, before using Roaccutane to treat acne, was very innocent, cheerful and not too interested in love. your skin condition. She said she did not encourage her children to use drugs because she had previously read two cases of teenagers in the United States committing suicide while taking acne medication.
Annabel Wright hanged herself for unknown reasons
Annabel started taking a new prescription – in the form of an Isotretinoin capsule – nine months before her death at the age of 14. On July 19, 2018, Mrs. Wright and her daughter went to the hospital and happened to be referred to a dermatologist. Before that, I had acne since I was 12 years old and took the antibiotic lymecycline for a year.
This mother said that after switching to the new drug, her daughter’s skin looks improved and is most happy because she can stop taking antibiotics. However, in the doctor’s examination report, the skin of Annabel showed no improvement. Although she did not agree with the doctor’s opinion, she still took her daughter for a follow-up visit on October 3, 2018 because anyway, she did not want acne to leave scars on Annabel’s face.
The victim took a photo with his mother
“She’s only 14 years old and her acne scars freak her out,” she said. They signed a leaflet that warned that “the drug has some side effects but rarely happens”. Ms. Wright said: “There’s no word in it for suicide. Annabel isn’t depressed. I’ve been told that only kids who are so desperate about the state of their skin do stupid things.”
Meanwhile, Annabel is a very happy kid and shows no signs of being depressed about her skin. In late January 2019, Ms. Wright discovered a scratch on her daughter’s wrist, which she later admitted was self-inflicted. “She said she always felt low and anxious in her body without understanding why”, she said.
Ms. Wright agreed with the hospital’s report that Annabel’s treatment was progressing well. Her skin hardly has any acne except when it comes to menstruation. On May 1, 2019, during the last follow-up visit before the victim died on the same day, Annabel was informed that the treatment was successful so the dose would be reduced the next day. Before this change, Annabel was worried because she was afraid that acne would return, but her mother reassured her child.
Annabel is an innocent, cheerful and not too concerned about skin condition
That same evening, Annabel had a casual dinner with her family before going up to her room to study for a Spanish test. She also refused to go out with her mother, grandmother and brother. Mr. Wright came home late that night but spoke to the girl before she returned to her room. “I’ll notice if she’s crying or upset. But Annabel appears completely normal and innocent as usual.” he recounted.
When the other members came home from hanging out, Annabel’s grandmother went to the room to check on her niece and was shocked to find that the girl had hanged herself. When asked if they believed there was a link between the acne medication and their daughter’s death, both parents believed there was.
Ms. Wright said: “Absolutely possible. Normal, happy people wouldn’t commit suicide without any such signs. I have also contacted several other families whose children have committed suicide after taking this drug. ” Corner Court in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, said there were no other injuries and toxicology tests for drugs and alcohol were negative. The investigation is still going on.