A campaign to educate all world travelers about Mefloquine neurotoxicity.
Our MISSION is to provide information to, and encourage the formal establishment of basic health care provisions for, individuals injured by mefloquine.
As a member of the Airborne Regiment, Dave Bona spent 14 years with the military including the first Gulf War and Cyprus. Later he would pull the wrong straws and got some opretty tough deployments; Somalia, Rwanda and just about Bosnia. Served with the N Sask R, 1 Bn RCR, 3 Bn RCR and 3 CDO Canadian Airborne Regiment.read more
Robert Bales in 2011.PHOTO: UNITED STATES ARMY GREG MILLER - SCIENCE - 08.15.13 - 09:30 AM EARLY IN THE morning of March 11, 2012, Army staff sergeant Robert Bales left his remote outpost in an impoverished region of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan and...read more
Army sergeant who killed 16 Afghans claims malaria drug might’ve fueled breakdown that led to massacre
Bales, seen in 2011, previously pleaded guilty to killing 16 Afghans. (SPC. RYAN HALLOCK/AP). NEW YORK DAILY NEWS - Updated: Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 9:53 AM An Army sergeant convicted of one of the worst wartime massacres in recent history believes an...read more
Mefloquine Awareness Canada (MAC) is a group comprised of Canadian Forces veterans, family members, civilians, and scientific and medical experts. We aim to raise awareness of the harms caused by the use of the anti-malarial drug mefloquine (also known as Lariam)....read more
Men stand next to blood stains and charred remains inside a home where witnesses say Afghans were killed by a U.S. soldier in Panjwai, Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan in 2012 Allauddin Khan AP BY PATRICIA KIME - Special to McClatchy - AGOSTO...read more
The possible use of a controversial malaria drug will be raised at an appeals hearing Tuesday for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, convicted of murdering 16 Afghan men, women and children.read more
A leading voice against the military’s use of mefloquine is calling on the Canadian government to launch an independent study to better understand the lasting effects of the use of the controversial antimalarial drug on troops. Remington Nevin, a former U.S. army...read more
Developed by the US Army after Vietnam to combat malaria in troops, Mefloquine became available to the public in the 90s. However in the following decades it became most well known for reports of its serious psychiatric side effects. Questions about why it has been so widely and easily dispensed have been raised for some timeread more
There was a major pharmaceutical shake-up late last month that stands to affect more than 4 billion people worldwide, particularly individuals who earn paychecks from Uncle Sam working overseas. In a statement issued on July 29, the Food and Drug Administration...read more