Health & Environmental

Hundreds of British soldiers sent to Afghanistan given anti-malaria drug known to be dangerous for mental health

“Hundreds of British soldiers in Afghanistan were given a controversial anti-malaria drug even though experts do not recommend its use in the country, it can be revealed. Lariam, also known as mefloquine, is associated with a range of mental health problems ranging from psychosis and depression to hallucinations and suicidal thoughts. The Independent disclosed that nearly 1,000 British servicemen and servicewomen have required psychiatric treatment after taking the discredited drug. “

Source: Hundreds of British soldiers sent to Afghanistan given anti-malaria drug known to be dangerous for mental health – Home News – UK – The Independent

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