Monday, 17 August 2015

Lariam - action overdue

A Conservative MP has today called for Roche's anti-malarial mefloquine hydrochloride (trade name Lariam) to cease to be routinely administered to British forces, because of its side-effects. But this is not the first time that parliament has been made aware of the dangers of the drug; there was an early-day motion raised a year ago.

Before that, HIGNFY's Paul Merton had gone public on the effect that Lariam, taken while on a tour abroad, had had on his career and personal relations. There is a list of the drug's drawbacks here.

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