PLEASE SHARE - this is a very important message to our Service members exposed to Mefloquine!
Mefloquine was used by the military to prevent mala It was invented by the Army in the late 1960's as the result of research into 250,000 compounds of which it and one other drug were found to work. The other drug (Halfan) was later taken off the market after a few deaths from it. Mefloquine FDA approved for treating malaria in 1976.
It was handed to the Swiss drug comapny Hoffman Laroche who marketed it under the name Lariam. LaraimFDA aproved as a weekly preventative for malaria in 1989. We know mefloquine was teste on prisoners at Joliet prior to 1976
Where was Mefloquine used?. Between 1976 and 1989, we know that is was used by the Military as an unapproved preventaive duirng Cobra Gold Operations in Thailand. After 1989, the first large scale use was in Somalia. After that it was used in Iraq, Kuwait, Liberia, Djabouti, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Somalia, all of North Africa and sub Sahara Africa, South America, SE Asia, and the list goes on The miltiary does not have any accounting of who got it or where it was issued. Army special forces still advocates its use, and since their global opeartions are classified, who knows where they are still giving it out?
Some of the symptoms relate to PTSD. There are physical symptoms as well.
I'll post more info when I get it