Canadian military refuses CBC interview in light of outdated medical information on the anti-malaria drug mefloquine


Just finished watching Nancy Wood’s report on CBC in which she interviewed Dr. Remington Nevin, who pointed out how far behind our Canadian military is in its continued reliance on the anti-malaria drug mefloquine or Lariam for troops deployed to known malaria-infested regions around the world. Is it callousness or laziness that blinds them to the horrendous brain damage the drug causes for some people? See what you think.

Side-effects of war CBC April 11, 2012

Some Canadian soldiers say an anti-malarial drug the Canadian Forces gave them in Afghanistan damaged their brains.

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