FDA approves label changes for antimalarial drug mefloquine hydrochloride due to risk of serious psychiatric and nerve side effects.
Inlcudes “black box ” and warning that neurologic side effect may be permanent.
July 29, 2013.
Wired Science, A Gruesome War Crime Renews Concerns About a Malaria Drug’s Psychiatric Side Effects, Aug 15, 2013
New York Times Op Ed: Crazy Pills, by David Stuart Maclean, Aug 8, 2013
Soldier Prescribed Controversial Anti-Malarial Drug Before Afghan Massacre, KPBS public broadcasting, San Diego, By Beth Ford Roth, July 15, 2013.
The Sergeant-Lariam Link Seems to Grow Stronger
July 8, 2013
A Smoking Pillbox: Evidence that Sgt Bales May Have Been on Lariam, Time, June 20, 2013
Lariam product update from Ireland — strongest product information in the world to date. 17 June 2013
Psychiatric Side Effects of Mefloquine: Applications to Forensic Psychiatry, by Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH,Jerald Block, MD and Remington Lee Nevin, MD, MPH, Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online, June 14, 2013
January 11, 2013.
Tragic death of Oxford astrophysicist, Chemistry World, Dec. 12, 2012
RPCV Patrick McClanahan’s mefloquine story, WHYY, Sept 12, 2012
Warnings about psychological side effects of malaria drug Lariam grow louder: Peace Corps, WHYYstory
Sept. 12, 2012
White paper Mefloquine Neurotoxicity: PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Mental Illness in DoD. Remington Nevin MD MPH, 2012