Tag Archives: Leadership

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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Dr Jane Quinn – Busting the Nameless MoD ‘Mythbusters’

The UK ministry of Defence (MoD) recently published a so-called ‘mythbusting guide‘ to the use of Lariam in the British forces. The piece written by an unnamed, faceless blogger made a number of false claims, including: “The [Public Health England Advisory … 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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Our Stories – Mr John Dowe

 Mr John Dowe John is a Canadian veteran who describes himself as “a commando, a boxer, an activist and a humanist.” He spent ten years in the Canadian Forces, from 1990-2000, reaching the rank of Master Corporal. In 1993 John deployed … 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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Our Stories – Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Marriott MBE (retd)

 Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Marriott MBE (retd) Andrew was commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in 1977 then served with the Second Battalion in Northern Ireland, West Germany, West Berlin and the Falkland Islands. He graduated from the Pakistan Command and … 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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