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Exclusive: The Lariam scandal - MoD ‘ignored decades of warnings about dangers of suicide drug’

Publié par Clifford Armion le 27/09/2013

Jonathan Owen

Thousands of British soldiers are being put at increased risk of psychosis and suicide because the Ministry of Defence refuses to stop using a controversial anti-malarial drug that has just been banned by the US military, The Independent can reveal.
Mefloquine – better known as Lariam – has long been the subject of warnings over its effects on mental health and is now only used by a minority of people travelling abroad.
Amid mounting concerns about the dangers of the drug – which has been linked with a string of suicides and murders – the US military acted this month to ban its use among special forces. The decision came after it was linked to the massacre of 16 Afghan civilians by a US soldier.
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"Exclusive: The Lariam scandal - MoD ‘ignored decades of warnings about dangers of suicide drug’", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2013. Consulté le 16/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/exclusive-the-lariam-scandal-mod-ignored-decades-of-warnings-about-dangers-of-suicide-drug-