Dangers of using Mefloquine hydrochloride.

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Alvin Pritchard.

Dear Ministry of Defence,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please supply all information you may hold regarding the dangers of using Mefloquine hydrochloride (Lariam, Mephaquin or Mefliam) as anti malaria tablets issued to members of the British Armed Forces.

Yours faithfully,

Alvin Pritchard.

SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

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Dear Mr Pritchard,

Thank you for your email of 17 July 2013.

Please find attached our response (2 documents).

Kind Regards

HQ Surgeon General Secretariat| Coltman House | DMS Whittington Barracks
| Lichfield | WS14 9PY

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Alvin Pritchard.

Dear SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

Please confirm if Mefloquine hydrochloride was ever used during Operation Granby as part of the experimental drug cocktail.

Thank you.
Yours sincerely,

Alvin Pritchard.

David K Winnett Jr left an annotation ()

It's clear that the United Kingdom cares as much about their ill 1991 Persian Gulf War Veterans as the US government does about theirs. You people ought to feel very ashamed of yourselves for caring more about your careers in government than you do about the brave members of your military who guard your liberties. Trust me, your day of shame and regret will come.

David K Winnett Jr
Captain, United States Marine Corps (Retired)

Alvin Pritchard. left an annotation ()

Study affirms Gulf War Illnesses are genuine.


Dear SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

You may seriously want to review administering Mefloquine hydrochloride to troops, as new evidence indicates it causes brain damage.


Yours sincerely,

Alvin Pritchard.

Alvin Pritchard. left an annotation ()

Mefloquine: The Military's Suicide Pill.


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Study links genetics, anti nerve-agent pills to Gulf War illness.


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An inquiry into the use of a controversial anti-malarial drug given to British military personnel is to begin taking evidence.