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Mefloquine

Mefloquine: The Military's Suicide Pill

Dr. Remington Nevin | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Dr. Remington Nevin

We owe it this generation of veterans to recognize the neurological and psychiatric effects of mefloquine neurotoxicity alongside PTSD and TBI for what they are: the third signature injury of modern war.

Elite Army Units To Stop Taking Anti-Malarial Drug Due To Brain Damage Risk

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top doctor for Green Berets and other elite Army commandos has told troops to immediately stop taking mefloquine, an anti-malaria dr...

When the Prevention Is the Problem

Allegra Panetto | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Allegra Panetto

There is one thing I would absolutely change about my Peace Corps experience: accepting the default, anti-malarial drug, Lariam, which is known to cause serious, even long-lasting neurologic and psychiatric side effects.

Mark Benjamin

Military Ordered Emergency Drug Review After Afghan Massacre

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Benjamin | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is in the midst of a widespread review of the military’s use of a notorious anti-malaria drug after finding out that the ...