Category Archives: Media

Nebojsa ‘Vic’ Zlatanovic – Congress, Peanuts & Mefloquine

In a November 9th letter to the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) urged them to create a registry to monitor the long-term health of veterans who took mefloquine, a once-weekly anti-malarial that the Food … Continue reading

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Media Release: Australian Veterans Welcome UK Drug Report

Australian veterans have today welcomed the release of UK Parliamentary report: ‘An acceptable risk? – the use of Lariam for military personnel’ confirming the Ministry of Defence had prescribed the controversial antimalarial drug mefloquine to thousands of troops without proper … Continue reading

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Australian Government Gives $10 million in “Foreign Aid” to Consortium Involved in the Development of a Neurotoxic Drug, While Refusing to Help Affected Veterans

  Since 2015 the Australian Army Malaria Institute (AMI) has been embroiled in a scandal over its testing of the neurotoxic anti-malarial drugs mefloquine and tafenoquine on military personnel deployed on peacekeeping operations in Bougainville and Timor Leste from 1999 to 2002. … Continue reading

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“Justice Will Prevail”: Clare Daly TD to Irish Lariam Veterans

On Saturday 18 June 2016 Irish mefloquine veterans, their friends and families rallied at the National Memorial in Merrion Square, Dublin, to commemorate the lives lost to this drug and to protest against government inaction. Here is a video and … Continue reading

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Television News Coverage of the UK Parliamentary Inquiry Report on Lariam in the Military

The British Parliament’s Defence Select Committee published its report, “An acceptable risk? The use of Lariam for military personnel” on Tuesday 24 May 2016. Here are several of the television news stories that followed the publication of this report.

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Johnny Mercer MP: “The Ministry of Defence has Betrayed Our Armed Forces’ Mental Health”

For many years, British service personnel have been treated with a controversial anti-malaria drug despite warnings issued by its manufacturer. The Commons defence select committee, of which I am a member, has heard from scientists, lawyers and servicemen to try … Continue reading

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British Army Medical Officer on Existing Treatments for Lariam Depression: “All They Do is Stick a Plaster Over It”

Maj Mick Wallace took Lariam during his deployment in Kenya in 1998, and he says he has been severely depressed ever since: “When I came back my wife said I wasn’t the same man. I was short-tempered, anxious at times. … Continue reading

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General Richards: “If the Use of Lariam is Banned it Would Not Be Before Time”

Kim Sengupta, British armed forces set to ban most prescriptions of controversial anti-malarial drug Lariam, The Independent, 23 May 2016. A number of senior officers say that recognition of the dangerous side-effects that the use of Lariam  is long overdue. General … Continue reading

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Scientific Misconduct in the Australian Army Malaria Institute’s Clinical Trials of Tafenoquine – Part 1

The New Mefloquine? Mefloquine is now well known to be neurotoxic, one of several synthetic quinolines able to cause acute psychotic reactions and/or a chronic central nervous system (CNS) toxicity syndrome in a significant proportion of people given these drugs … Continue reading

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