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International Co-operation Exposing Disabling Toxic Effects of Anti-Malarial Mefloquine (Lariam) Drug


Missing 2004 IL10-2004-007 Recovered — Details Long-Term Health Effects from Malarial Mefloquine Drug — Also Roche Report from Australia Lists Disabling Toxic Effects.  Ellen Duncan, wife of Maj. General Alastar Duncan in Britain, has sent me these documents but I … Continue reading

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Dr. Remington Nevin has chapter on Mefloquine and PTSD published


We now have expert confirmation of the horrors so many are suffering from the after effects of the anti-malaria drug, mefloquine or Lariam. If you go to Dr. Nevin’s web site, you can download the chapter in pdf format. http://www.RemingtonNevin.com/site/publications.htmlContinue reading

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Demonstration of what our Afghan vets lived with every day


A former peacekeeper sent me this video with this message: A graphic demonstration of what an immense danger IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) pose for our troops every day in places such as Afghanistan … Keep an eye on the slow moving … Continue reading

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Remember child soldiers need special rehabilitation


Today, in the Saturday Toronto Star, Lt-Gen. Romeo Dallaire (ret.) writes an exclusive editorial about “our duty toward child soldiers.” When we think of homecoming vets, these abused and tortured youngsters are forgotten because most remain in their home countries. Many … 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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Vet knocks the approach to gain VAC benefits


Once again I have invited Cpl. Kenneth H. Young CD (ret) to speak out on this blog as I encourage all veterans to use this forum as their platform. It is only through communication and discussion we can influence change. KENNETH H. YOUNG’S … Continue reading

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The fight for veterans from a military wife’s point of view


I met Sheri Skanes at the Trenton Veterans Protest Rally November 6, 2010. She co-partnered in organizing the rally and afterward, she wrote the following to the editor of Belleville’s online newspaper, EMC, on Remembrance Day November 11, 2010. Dear … Continue reading

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The Wounded Healer


Lily Casura has found a remarkable video that is central to her own philosophy and caregiving mission. “Healing is from the heart.” “These trials teach us compassion,” and the one wounded senses the experience of pain in the healer and trusts … Continue reading

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Someone Is Hurting — in a veteran’s own words


As Canadian Veterans Advocacy grows, I am encouraging veterans to speak up and tell their stories here, where we can collect and share experiences, from the sad to the hopeful, particularly in lieu of adequate government support. Think of it … Continue reading

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WARNING: Deadly anti-malaria drug mefloquine still issued to troops


In Canada since 1994, I know of only one advocate to complain about administering the anti-malaria drug treatment, mefloquine, to Canadian troops: John Cummins, Member of Parliament for Delta-South Richmond, British Columbia. His website shows a history of interest and dedicated advocacy for Canadian veterans … Continue reading

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