A PROFESSOR who has advised the Department of Defence on its practice of prescribing the Lariam anti-malarial drug to Irish troops has previously received research funding from Roche, its manufacturer.
Patricia Schlagenhauf, a pharmacist and editor of the Journal of Travel Medicine, states in her online CV that she has been the “malaria prevention adviser” to the “Irish armed forces” since 2010.
The Department of Defence confirmed that she contributed to its working-group report on the use of Lariam that Alan Shatter, the justice minister, has declined to publish on the basis of legal privilege.
The state is facing 24 High Court actions from current and former soldiers who claim they became ill after being prescribed Lariam.
An updated warning published by Roche last July said the drug … read more
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