Tag Archives: Leadership

Professor Philip Morris – New Financial Transparency Arrangements Between Doctors and Drug Companies

In early 2015 the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) authorized a new Code of Conduct for Medicines Australia (representing the larger drug companies in Australia but not generic makers). This 18th Code Edition now includes making public all payments … 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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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 (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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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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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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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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Mefloquine – Findings of the Senate Inquiry into the Mental Health of Australian Defence Force Serving Personnel

On 25 March 2015 the Australian Senate initiated an inquiry into the mental health of Australian Defence Force serving personnel. The Committee heard testimony from Major Stuart McCarthy and Dr Jane Quinn on the adverse health impacts of mefloquine on … 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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