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News :: Social Welfare : Technology : War and Militarism
Tropical Malaria, Roche, The Pentagon, American, British And Irish Soldiers
19 Feb 2015
Despite growing evidence, the Pentagon continued to force the suicide and homicide pill Lariam, made by Swiss company Roche, onto US soldiers between 1989 and 2008. Irish and British soldiers as well have been given the lethal drug.
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another Lariam victim
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Families Of Irish Soldiers Protest Lariam
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Funeral of a Chicago soldier lost to Lariam
Veterans groups are publicizing that there were more American soldier
suicides in one year than other casualties of war in 10 years. Lariam, made by Roche,
has been called the suicide and homicide drug. Soldiers from 1989 to 2008 were given it once a week.


Irish media too is concerned about Lariam's causing suicides among their soldiers. *7

British soldiers sent to W. Africa are being given the drug. *8

In its antisuicide initiative the US government has ignored Lariam and other antimalarial drugs. *11



Lariam, the alleged antimalarial drug, was born at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. *9
As so often happens, research money is stolen from the public to develop drugs whose patents
are then given to international drug companies like Roche.


"The Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday that a commonly used anti-malaria drug
must carry the so-called black box warning on its label because of the danger
that the drug could cause serious neurological and psychiatric side effects, some of which can become permanent." New York Times *5


Is the Pentagon fibbing in claiming that malaria, a tropical and subtropical disease,
is in freezing Afghanistan? Roche (which sold the drug Tamiflu's US distribution rights
to Donald Rumsfeld, the man who caused Ronald Reagan to counteract the ban on aspartame (NutraSweet)
originally developed by Rumsfeld's company as an antikiller))
supplied the drug Lariam to the Pentagon from 1989 til 2008. Should Roche pay damages to all the dead soldiers'
families and to travelers who killed others or themselves or suffered side effects? Soldiers have not given informed consent
to having 1 pill a week of Lariam and later of generics forced on them.

"The drug has long carried warnings tying it to dizziness, seizures, insomnia, anxiety, depression and strange dreams.
One clinical trial found that 29% of travelers who took mefloquine experienced at least one of those side effects.
There is also evidence suggesting a link to violent behavior, including suicide." (and homicide) *3 LA Times





The following companies' mefloquine antimalarial drugs may have the same hazards.



1 Confal Lupin Laboratories Ltd. View Price
2 Facital Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd
3 Falcital Cadila Healthcare (Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd)
4 Larimef Intima (IPCA Laboratories Ltd)
5 M Q F Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
6 Mafloma Pharma Synth Formulations Ltd.
7 Malacure -MF Patson Laboratories Pvt.Ltd.
8 Mefax Bergen (Alkem Laboratories Ltd)
9 Mefcy Skymax Laboratories Pvt.Ltd.
10 Meff Udik Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
11 Meflar Acron Pharmaceuticals Tablet
12 Mefliam Cipla Limited Tablet
13 Mefloc Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd.
14 Mefloquine Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
15 Meflotas Intas Laboratories Pvt Ltd
16 Mefly Cian Healthcare Pvt Ltd Tablet
17 Mefque Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd
18 Meloquine Taj Pharmaceuticals Ltd
19 Mof (250mg) Sun Biotic Labs.
20 MQF Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
21 Tramef Biomax Laboratories


The British paper The Independent reported " Exclusive: The Lariam scandal - MoD ‘ignored decades of warnings about dangers of suicide drug’ *1



Ft Bragg killings linked to Lariam *2

*1 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/exclusive-the-lariam-scan



*2 Ft Bragg killings linked to Lariam

http://www.rense.com/general28/armysmalariadrug.htm



*3 Los Angeles Times reports lethal side effects of Lariam

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/aug/02/local/la-me-malaria-20130802



*4 Report links Lariam to murder of 16 civilians by soldier in Afghanistan

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2374031/Malaria-drug-linked-U-S-



*5 Permanent neurological and suicidal side effects from Lariam

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/business/fda-strengthens-warnings-on-l



*6 http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/lost-to-lariam/Content?oid=1201006



*7 http://www.thejournal.ie/horror-movie-in-a-pill-side-effects-of-lariam-w/



*8 http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/drug-banned-in-us-given-to-british-so/



*9 Walter Reed Army Institute of Research: birthplace of Lariam http://www.vva.org/archive/TheVeteran/2005_11/feature_Lariam.htm



*10 British troops risk brain damage from malaria pill

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2000/sep/10/sierraleone



*11 USG antisuicide initiative ignores antimalarial drugs linked to suicide http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1209/S00111/us-govt-suicide-initiative-



The following companies' mefloquine antimalarial drugs may have the same hazards.



1 Confal Lupin Laboratories Ltd. View Price
2 Facital Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd
3 Falcital Cadila Healthcare (Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd)
4 Larimef Intima (IPCA Laboratories Ltd)
5 M Q F Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
6 Mafloma Pharma Synth Formulations Ltd.
7 Malacure -MF Patson Laboratories Pvt.Ltd.
8 Mefax Bergen (Alkem Laboratories Ltd)
9 Mefcy Skymax Laboratories Pvt.Ltd.
10 Meff Udik Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
11 Meflar Acron Pharmaceuticals Tablet
12 Mefliam Cipla Limited Tablet
13 Mefloc Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd.
14 Mefloquine Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
15 Meflotas Intas Laboratories Pvt Ltd
16 Mefly Cian Healthcare Pvt Ltd Tablet
17 Mefque Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd
18 Meloquine Taj Pharmaceuticals Ltd
19 Mof (250mg) Sun Biotic Labs.
20 MQF Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
21 Tramef Biomax Laboratories
See also:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/exclusive-the-lariam-scandal--mod-ignored-decades-of-warnings-about-dangers-of-s
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2000/sep/10/sierraleone

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