Tag Archives: Courage

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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Former Health Canada Official: “It’s High Time We Stopped Pretending Mefloquine Was Used Safely”

The federal government should recognize the anti-malaria drug mefloquine was not used safely in a trial during the fateful Somalia mission and address veteran concerns, a former top Health Canada bureaucrat says. The defence and health departments failed to do their … Continue reading

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Loren Ries – Counting the Cost of Human Trials

This post was recently written by Loren Ries, the proud and accomplished wife of an Australian Army mefloquine & tafenoquine veteran, re-published with kind permission from her blog Loren Land. When you think of human trials and the military, what … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com statisticians prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.   Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert … Continue reading

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Statement by Major Stuart McCarthy on Extensive Criminal Misconduct by Senior Australian Defence Force Officials

The Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee (ADHREC) minutes reported by The Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald this morning provide further damning evidence of the extensive harm caused to Australian soldiers by the unethical drug trials conducted by the Army Malaria Institute … Continue reading

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John Dowe – Good Karma, Bad Pharma

This is a post from Canadian member John Dowe, reflecting on his coming to terms with the mefloquine scandal over the last 12 months. John has been instrumental in establishing the International Mefloquine Veteran’s Alliance, in addition to his efforts … Continue reading

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Feature Story – Answers Sought Over Army’s Use of Malaria Drug Mefloquine (Sima Kotecha, BBC)

“How can it be that we have a situation where this loyalty and duty of care that should be delivered by the surgeon general and the defence chiefs is a complete deficit?”  Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Marriott MBE (retd) There are … Continue reading

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