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Post by Highlander on Mon 06 May 2019, 7:45 am

A ceremony was held to commemorate a new headstone for a fallen soldier

Posted: May 5, 2019


Today would have been his 48th birthday but instead his family gathered by his grave, under the warm spring sunshine almost twenty five years since his passing to replace a less accurate head stone. He was only twenty three, serving with Canadian forces in Rwanda, when corporal Scott Fraser smith died by suicide.

While serving in the forces, his family says he was given the anti-malarial drug Mefloquin and it is to blame for his death. He’s not the only veteran who says the drug has caused problems. Phillip Scott Brooks was also given Mefloquin while serving in the forces and he says it caused disturbing dreams and suicidal thoughts.

A new series of lawsuits expected to be filed this week against the Canadian government alleging they were poisoned by military issued Mefloquin. Smith’s family is not involved in the lawsuits but his aunt says she hopes an acknowledgement of the dangers of Mefloquin will be part of his legacy.

In the 1990s mefloquine was commonly prescribed to Canadian soldiers before being deployed to areas were malaria was prevalent. But it is no longer used as a preferred medication. A 2017 health Canada report found limited evidence that it can cause long and permanent effects, the company that makes Mefloquin attaches a warning label on the drug cautioning against potential long terms side effects.

Canada isn’t the only country with veterans concerned about Mefloquin. It’s use has been scrutinized in the US and other countries around the world.





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Post by Jeremiah on Tue 14 May 2019, 7:08 pm

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VA committee studies effects of anti-malaria drug

SCOTT STANFIELD / May. 14, 2019

North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney is serving as vice-chair of the Veterans Affairs committee, which is working on a study about the anti-malaria drug mefloquine. The Canadian Armed Forces had used the drug for members deployed to regions where malaria posed a health risk.

“A lot of people have been talking about the impacts of mefloquine. What has been most startling for me, and the committee, is how little research and how little information that we have,” said Blaney, Veterans Critic for the NDP. “We do know that now the military has taken a pretty strong stance on that, and our men and women in uniform are not using mefloquine unless they have taken it prior without any medical impacts…There is still a lot of concern about those who have taken it previously, and what health issues may have arisen as a result of this.”

From what the committee is hearing, mefloquine side effects include sleeping difficulties and anxious feelings.

“Those two things happening at the same time, it’s hard for our men and women in uniform maybe to notice that their body is not working well with the mefloquine,” Blaney said. “It’s a very concerning situation. It’s a small percentage of people that has this physical impact, but it can create some very concerning mental conditions.”

The committee is conducting further research, and hoping to be considering solutions to support veterans and current military personnel who have taken the drug, and who may have had ensuing health issues.





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Post by Stealth99 on Thu 16 May 2019, 5:28 pm

How Can We Tell If A Veteran Has Mefloquine Poisoning If There Is No Criteria?

Mefloquine Awareness Canada
Published on May 16, 2019

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Post by Stealth99 on Thu 16 May 2019, 5:30 pm

On Mefloquine Dr Nevin Responds to Where is the Science?

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Published on May 14, 2019

ACVA Meeting No. 116 May 1 2019. DR Nevin responds to the question where is the science on Mefloquine?



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Post by Stealth99 on Thu 16 May 2019, 5:31 pm

Is Using Mefloquine A Moral Or Legal Breech?


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Post by Stealth99 on Thu 16 May 2019, 5:33 pm

How Can We Recognize A Syndrome From Mefloquine That Doesn't Exist?

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Post by Stealth99 on Thu 16 May 2019, 5:34 pm

Why Would a Government Not Acknowledge Mefloquine as a Poison

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ACVA Meeting No. 116 May 1 2019. Dr Nevin responds to the question why a Government wouldn't recognize it's veterans who have been poisoned by Mefloquine.



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Post by Stealth99 on Thu 16 May 2019, 5:36 pm

Is Canada's Policy On Mefloquine Criminal?

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Post by Stealth99 on Thu 16 May 2019, 5:38 pm

Debunking Bad Science On Mefloquine

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Post by Stealth99 on Thu 16 May 2019, 5:40 pm

When Your Senior Military and Government Can't See Facts

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Post by Stealth99 on Thu 16 May 2019, 5:41 pm

Should The Canadian Government Recognize It's Mefloquine Advocates?

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Post by Stealth99 on Thu 16 May 2019, 5:42 pm

What If We Could Find A Way To Use Mefloquine Without Risk?

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Post by Stealth99 on Thu 16 May 2019, 5:44 pm

Brandon Kett on Health Tips for Mefloquine Vets Part 4 of 8

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Brandon Kett and Stephen Beardwood discuss pro's, con's and best practices on Dealing with Mefloquine related symptoms. Recognizing behaviours and physical symptoms that are not PTSD, but Mefloquine Poisoning. Following the Money



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Post by Stealth99 on Thu 16 May 2019, 5:46 pm

Brandon Kett on Health Tips for Mefloquine Vets Part 5 of 8


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