News

The Drug That Can Make You Kill, A common malaria drug has been linked to murders and suicides, Martha Rosenberg, March, 26, 2014

Malaria Journal

Wired Science, A Gruesome War Crime Renews Concerns About a Malaria Drug’s Psychiatric Side Effects, Aug 15, 2013

Tragic death of Oxford astrophysicist, Chemistry World, Dec. 12, 2012

South Africa couple suffer mefliam ‘nightmare,’ June 2009. Generics cause the same problems as brand name drug.

”. . . the pill below can protect you, but what if that pill ruins your life?” Rose George reports on the men and women who believe Lariam. . . has changed them forever. Telegraph [London] magazine Seven,” March 8, 2009.

Musings on Lariam, malaria, and more from My Fair Scientist. Click “Read more” for the whole article. [Posted to blog Feb 2009]

Outside Magazine, Bad Trip: Could the antimalaria drug Lariam be as risky for you as the disease it’s made to treat? And why are we still taking it? Jordan Campbell, Dec. 15, 2008.

Climbing Magazine, The Noir of Thalay Sagar: a 16-year expedition into darkness, by Jordan Campbell, October 2008Noir of Thalay Sagar-2

A Nightmare in Tourist Paradise
By Christian Egg, Gesundheitstipp magazine, July/August 2007

Hidden Dangers: Drug risks the system missed: twelve relatively common drugs CR identified as having known or suspected serious risks that were undetected or underestimated when the FDA approved them, Consumer Reports, Jan 2006. [Mefloquine is on the list.]

Chemical Casualties, by Joel Warner, Boulder Weekly, February 17, 2005. Colorado soldiers Andrew Pogany and Bill Howell were devastated by Operation Iraqi Freedom. What caused the damage?

Worry spreads over drugs given to troops, Seth Hettena, AP, February 13, 2005.

Dangerous Side Effects by Jill Kramer, Pacific Sun, August 2004

US Troops – Malaria-Free At What Price? By H. N. O’Shannasey, DefenseWatch, 4-27-04

Editorial/Opinion: Drug used in malaria fight deserves closer scrutiny” USA Today, March 8, 2004

Waiting For Answers: Is the Army sandbagging its anticipated ‘suicide report’?, Web exclusive By T. Trent Gegax, Newsweek, February 20, 2004.

FDA requires warnings on antimalaria drug Lariam.” Consumer Reports, January 2004

The Dark Side of Lariam.” “Jane Daehler took Lariam and within days became psychotic….” 60 Minutes II, CBS TV News, January 29, 2003

“It’s not a benign drug- it has ruined my life” The Guardian, October 24, 2002

“Malaria Pill’s Side Effects Raise Issues About Safety.” Wall Street Journal Online, September 4, 2002

Consumer Reports, “Lariam’s Legacy,” March 2002. “The most-prescribed malaria drug could produce psychiatric side effects in more than one-quarter of all travelers who take it.”

UPI investigative series – a premiere, award-winning investigative series on Lariam by Dan Olmsted and Mark Benjamin – more than 40 stories published between May 2002 and 2005. The series covers Lariam and suicide, the Peace Corps, the murder/suicides at Ft Bragg, Lariam and brain damage, Lariam in Afghanistan and Iraq, and more.

Field Notes From Author Philip Caputo, National Geographic Magazine, 2002

Fly in the Ointment

By Lynn Eaton, The Sunday Times Magazine [London], 10 May 1998