Military

Did Lariam (Mefloquine) play a role in the Afghanistan massacre? Homecoming Vets at the Crossroads of Humanity, March 27, 2012.

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

Ten Irish Soldiers Sue over Mefloquine, June 2012

Special Considerations for US Military Deployments, from the CDC Yellow Book traveler advisory in its new, 2012 edition. Published online by the CDC in July 2011.

Updated Guidance on Use of Mefloquine (Lariam) for Malaria Prophylaxis, Dept. of Army, Office of Surgeon General, 2 Feb 09 . This Guidance officially makes doxycycline the “drug of choice” for malaria prevention and adds TBI to contraindications for US military contemplating use of mefloquine.

Policy Memorandum on the Use of Mefloquine (Lariam) as Malaria Prophylaxis, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Sept. 2009.

The Soldier’s Heart, PBS Frontline, 2005. Watch the original program on your computer. Click on website to see the “Update March 2007.”

Analysis: Iraq casualties and causality. By Dan Olmsted, UPI, May 31, 2005.

US Troops – Malaria-Free At What Price? By H. N. O’Shannasey, DefenseWatch, 4-27-4

The Coward, by Jeanne Marie Laskas, GQ, July 2004.

Lariam: The New Agent Orange? Alliance for Security. 2004

Did We Poison Our Somalia Soldiers? By Peter Worthington, Toronto, for The Edmonton Sun [Canada], Jan. 3, 1988.

Deployment Health and VA Information

Mefloquine information for military and their families, Deployment Health Clinical Center, April 2004 (PDF format, 400K)

Mefloquine information for Clinicians , Deployment Health Library, May 2005.