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Mefloquine is already the Military’s “Hidden Epidemic” — new report reveals stunning facts


As more and more people are growing alarmed, we’re also seeing increasing advocacy for those suffering long-term from the toxic effects of mefloquine or Lariam as the preferred anti-malaria drug used by our military for more than 25 years. What a … Continue reading

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Why do we need to vote?


It is with special privilege that I repost a blog under A VETERAN’S VOICE by Wolf William Solkin found on Canadian Veterans’ Advocacy web site. Wolf is a World War II veteran, currently residing at St. Ann’s hospital in Montréal. … Continue reading

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WE CHALLENGE OUR GOVERNMENT’S POSITION ON MEFLQOUINE


Getting help for veterans and citizens suffering from the adverse effects of mefloquine or Lariam is the government’s responsibility to right the suffering its mandatory position has caused. Continue reading

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Veterans challenge ombudman’s report: individual needs still ignored


First veteran’s written response to the veterans ombudsman’s annual report is by Kenneth H. Young CD, who raises most veterans’ concerns. There is still a great deal to be negotiated to bring the veterans and ombudsman’s “one veteran, one standard” ideal … Continue reading

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Americans mislead Allies on use of anti-malaria drug, mefloquine or Lariam


Dr. Remington Nevin speaks out in the Sunday Business Post, in an article on the adverse problems affecting Irish soldiers who have been issued the anti-malaria drug mefloquine or Lariam. In his opinion, the U.S. has withheld vital information from … Continue reading

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Action Lariam for Irish Soldiers want answers and treatment for their suffering


Action Lariam for Irish Soldiers has created a questionnaire they are sending out to their politicians, military leaders and anyone else who will help them bring awareness to their suffering the adverse effects of Lariam (mefloquine) during their deployment to Afghanistan. Yes, … Continue reading

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Alarm bells sound for the anti-malaria drug known as mefloquine or Lariam


For years, there has been great concern about the anti-malaria drug mefloquine or Lariam as it is known by its brand name. Troops in Canada, the U.S., Holland, Australia, and Ireland especially have reported terrible adverse effects when they have been issued … Continue reading

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Hangman’s noose in current DND anti-malaria drug policy


I have learned that current Canadian Forces policy requires a physician or other licensed professional to customize a choice of anti-malarial treatments in consultation with their soldier-patient; as opposed to what might have been prior practices in place, such as … Continue reading

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