Tag Archives: Mistreatment

British Mefloquine Veteran Resorts to Legal Action: “They Just Put Everything Down to PTSD”

A large proportion of veterans afflicted by mefloquine toxicosis have unfortunately been misdiagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although the symptoms of mefloquine toxicosis can be similar to PTSD, careful examination by health professionals should result in proper diagnosis and … Continue reading

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Daily Express: Ministry of Defence Accused of ‘Negligence on a Grand Scale’ As Troops Sue Over Lariam (Mefloquine)

BRITISH troops who say they were left with serious mental health side effects after taking a controversial anti-malaria drug are taking legal action against the Ministry of Defence. The group of armed forces veterans say they have suffered hallucinations, severe … 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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Feature Story (2012) – Anti-Malaria Drug Giving Canadian Soldiers Brain Damage

Here is a 2012 story on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News highlighting the adverse health effects of mefloquine among Canadian Forces soldiers and veterans. This appears to be a classic case of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) misdiagnosis or comorbidity in a … 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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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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