Tag Archives: Lariam

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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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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“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 Parliamentary Inquiry: “Lariam Should be ‘Drug of Last Resort’ for Troops”

  Lariam, the anti-malarial drug sometimes prescribed to British troops, should be considered only as a drug of last resort, says the Defence Committee, in its report on the MoD’s use of the drug. Report: An acceptable risk? The use … 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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Association of the U.S. Navy: Policy Position on Mefloquine Toxicity

This is the Association of the United States Navy’s policy position on mefloquine toxicity, included in written testimony for the record to a recent Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Written Testimony for the Record by … Continue reading

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