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Mefloquine – the military’s deadly malaria treatment

Developed by the US Army, the malaria preventative and treatment mefloquine, trade name Lariam, can cause strong psychotic reactions and has been implicated in several military incidents, including the Fort Bragg murder-suicides of 2002. Consulting physician epidemiologist Dr Remington Nevin was motivated by personal experience to research the effects of the drug and call for a comprehensive ban.

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