How are the side effects any different than drugs the FDA has approved? My fave is the depression drug commercials that list suicidal tendencies as a side effect. The smoking sessation drug lists that as a side effect as well.
This title is awfully misleading. I thought the article was going to be about British troops who were being treated with a malaria drug after getting Ebola—which would be highly questionable from a medical point of view. But that isn’t what the article is about at all.
Malaria is, indeed, a far bigger risk to personnel than Ebola. And malaria can kill in days without treatment.
Mefloquine is not banned in the US. I prescribe it every week.
Under certain circumstances, with certain itineraries, it’s the best choice.
In 1975-76, my unit in the 82nd Airborne Division was given the swine flu vaccination and later I saw myself and my platoon/battalion on 60-minutes in the early 80s. Using the military is cheap way for politicians to get new drugs tested for their cronies who support them in the drug industry.
troops fighting the Ebola ,has to be Liberal speak