Category Archives: Our Stories

Roll of Honour – Corporal Scott Smith

Corporal Scott Smith, 5 May 1971 – 25 December 1994

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Featured Research – R. L. Nevin and E. C. Ritchie, Service-Connected Disability Claim for Chronic Neuropsychiatric Adverse Effects From Mefloquine

“In 2014, a 56-year-old nondeployed U.S. Marine Corps veteran submitted a claim to the VA for disabling conditions. The veteran alleged these conditions were due to his exposure to mefloquine while in military service more than 2 decades earlier. The … Continue reading

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Major Stuart McCarthy – Prime Minister Turnbull Must Support Diggers Used as Drug Guinea Pigs

WHEN you sign up to fight for your country, you accept you have to put your life on the line. In recent years, scores of those who have served in dangerous or inhospitable places haven’t made it home. To them … Continue reading

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Loren Ries – Mefloquine, Tafenoquine and Lariam … Oh My

This is an excellent post by Loren Ries, shared with kind permission from her blog Loren Land. Loren is the wife of an Australian Army mefloquine and tafenoquine veteran who served in Timor Leste. This is her reaction the misinformation … 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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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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British Parliamentary Inquiry Report on the Use of Lariam™ (Mefloquine) for Military Personnel to be Published on 24 May 2016

The British Parliament’s Defence Select Committee is publishing its report, “An acceptable risk? The use of Lariam for military personnel” on Tuesday 24 May 2016 at 00.01am. Report This is the Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2015–16 (HC 567) and it can … Continue reading

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