Category Archives: Support

Daily Express: Ministry of Defence Accused of ‘Negligence on a Grand Scale’ As Troops Sue Over Lariam (Mefloquine)

BRITISH troops who say they were left with serious mental health side effects after taking a controversial anti-malaria drug are taking legal action against the Ministry of Defence. The group of armed forces veterans say they have suffered hallucinations, severe … Continue reading

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BBC News: Ministry of Defence Faces Legal Claims Over Malaria Drug Lariam (Mefloquine)

A group of military personnel are seeking damages from the Ministry of Defence over an anti-malarial drug they say has caused mental health problems. Law firm Irwin Mitchell says it has formally notified the MoD of several claims after being … Continue reading

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Feature Story (2004) – Veterans Affairs Alerts Doctors to Malaria Drug Concerns

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning doctors to watch for long-term mental problems and other health effects from an anti-malaria drug given to soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. The drug is mefloquine, known by … Continue reading

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Roche Shareholders: “Lariam Does Not Fit in with Roche’s Image”

Serious concerns over the safety of mefloquine (Lariam™) have not been limited to veterans, travellers or other consumers who have been adversely affected by the drug’s neurotoxic side effects. For many years, shareholders of the multinational Swiss manufacturer of the … Continue reading

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Stuart McCarthy – Diagnosis and Management of Mefloquine Toxicosis in Military Veterans, Part 1

Mefloquine toxicosis, or “mef tox”, is a serious health problem that probably afflicts many tens of thousands of military veterans globally. The anti-malarial drug mefloquine (or Lariam™), like several other drugs from the same family of synthetic quinolines, is known … Continue reading

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Disgraced Australian Minister for Veterans Affairs Rejected Injured Veterans’ Outreach Program, Claiming it Would Cause “Undue Distress”

During the early months of 2015 one of the Senators involved in the recent parlianentary inquiry into the mental health of Australian Defence Force personnel wrote to the Australian Minister for Defence regarding the need to support mefloquine veterans, referring to a proactive outreach … Continue reading

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Feature Story (2015) – Calls For British Government to Answer Lariam™ Questions

This is a September 2015 story from British Forces TV about the impact of Lariam™ (mefloquine) among serving British military personnel and veterans. Since this story aired, former British Army officer Johnny Mercer MP was instrumental in conducting a parliamentary committee … Continue reading

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Alliance of Defence Service Organisations – Advocacy for Australian Mefloquine and Tafenoquine Veterans

The Alliance of Defence Service Organisations (ADSO) comprises 14 organisations that represent the interests of serving Australian Defence Force personnel and veterans, totalling around 100,000 members. Their key role is to provide national advocacy and representation to the Australian Federal Parliament … Continue reading

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Advocacy and Justice – Petition for the Irish Government to take “Immediate and Direct Action” on Mefloquine Toxicity

Irish Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has announced in Parliament that Roche Ireland is to withdraw mefloquine from the domestic market in 2016. Members of the Irish Defence Force, friends and families have fought a long campaign for the Defence Force … Continue reading

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Taking a Stand Against Mistreatment of Veterans, Rampant Corruption and Poor Leadership

“The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.” Lieutenant General David Morrison AO, 2013 Mefloquine is an antimalarial drug that has been widely used by military forces around the world since the late 1980s and remains in use to … Continue reading

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