Tag Archives: Coverup

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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Feature Story (2013) – Army’s Lariam Expert Funded by Drug Maker

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 … 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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Canadian Psychiatrist Dr Greg Passey on Mefloquine, PTSD and the Somalia Affair

This is an extract from a recent story by Sheila Pratt in the Edmonton Journal, covering her interview with former Canadian military psychiatrist Dr Greg Passey. One of the problems encountered by mefloquine veterans because of the nature of this … Continue reading

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Review of 1998-2014 ADHREC Annual Reports Relating to Trials of Antimalarial Drugs and Vaccines for Tropical Diseases

This is a review paper by Dr Jane Quinn from Charles Sturt University  on the 1998-2014 (inclusive) Australian Defence Human Research Ethics Committee (ADHREC) annual reports relating to trials of antimalarial drugs and vaccines for tropical diseases. The paper provides … 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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Feature Story (2004) – 1300 Troops Took ‘Guinea Pig’ Drug

Luke McIlveen and Ian McPhedran, 1300 troops took ‘guinea pig’ drug, The Sunday Telegraph, 31 October 2004.   THE Army has admitted more than 1300 troops who served in East Timor were given an anti-malaria drug with potentially devastating side effects. Army … 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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