Its not you its the drug


FDA-LogoFDA 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.

CBSCBS News Video: U.S. troops given anti-malaria drug despite concern of side effects  December 23, 2013,

Re-visiting Mefloquine Use at Guantanamo: A Guest Post by Dr. Remington Nevin on TransparentPolicy.org, A National Security Blog by the Center for Policy & Research at Seton Hall University, Nov. 2013

The independentHe told me of his Lariam dreams – then killed himself: The human cost of the UK’s suicide drug scandal. The Independent (UK), Jonathan Owen, Monday 07 October 2013

The independentThe Lariam Scandal: Former head of army calls for ban on malaria drug
The Independent  (UK), Friday 27 September 2013

 

Army Decides Elite Units [Green Berets] Shouldn’t Take Anti-Malaria Drug Known To Cause Permanent Brain Damage
By Pauline Jelinek, Huffington Post  09/19/13

nytlogo379x64New York Times Op Ed: Crazy Pills, by David Stuart Maclean, Aug 8, 2013

nytlogo379x64New York Times, F.D.A. Strengthens Warnings on Lariam, an Anti-Malaria Drug, July 29, 2013

Soldier Prescribed Controversial Anti-Malarial Drug Before Afghan Massacre, KPBS public broadcasting, San Diego, By Beth Ford Roth, July 15, 2013.

logo-home-200Sunday Times : Letters link drug to army rampage, (London. Irish edition], Mark Tighe, 14 July 2013

timelogo The Sergeant-Lariam Link Seems to Grow Stronger
July 8, 2013

timelogo 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


FDA-LogoPresentation to FDA on Mefloquine Neurotoxicity, Dr. Remington Nevin,

January 11, 2013.

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

WEBCAST: Request to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee to fund research on mefloquine

Documents Uncovered by Judicial Watch Raise Concerns About Use of Drug for Military Personnel, Judicial Watch, May 2, 2012.

Mass administration of the antimalarial drug mefloquine to Guantanamo detainees: a critical analysis. 2012. For information contact rnevin@jhsph.edu

Pentagon Stays Silent on Whether Suspect in Afghan Massacre Took Controversial Anti-Malaria Drug, Democracy Now, March 27, 2012.

you tube logoNeuropsychiatric Adverse Events Associated with Mefloquine. Dr. Remington Nevin reviews recent research on the epidemiology and pathophysiology of mefloquine neuropsychiatric side effects. Special Operations Medical Association conference, Tampa, FL, Dec. 16, 2011.

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Senator Dianne Feinstein Calls for Review of Anti-malarial Drug. August 18, 2011

Seton Hall Law Report Shows U.S. Military Routinely Administered Controversial Drugs to Detainees in Guantanamo Bay (press release).

Permalink Aside

August 2009: Lariam (mefloquine), manufactured by Roche Pharmaceuticals, is no longer sold under that trade name in the United States. Generic mefloquine, however, is widely available.

“A Lesson Learnt: the rise and fall of Lariam and Halfan,” by Dr Ashley Croft, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, April 2007.