Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mefloquine and the Canadian military: a problem that won't go away

Surgeon General -
Brigadier-General H.C. MacKay
The Canadian media continues to provides much coverage to the 'Mefloquine' issue.

See Toronto Star: "Risky anti-malerial drug given to thousands of Canadian veterans."

Parliamentarians are now asking that a scientific study into the effects of the antimalarial drug known as Mefloquine that some veterans say in has left them with psychiatric problems and that they blame the violence that erupted during the early 1990s mission to Somalia.

See article in the Globe and Mail published on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.
"We’re about to send out troops to [Africa], and they will be required to take anti-malarial drugs . . . I don’t understand why Health Canada can’t really take a close look at it and do the kind of responsible studying that the anecdotal information suggests should happen.”

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