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  • British troops fighting Ebola being given banned drug

    11/16/2014 5:17:06 AM PST · by wtd · 7 replies
    New Kerala ^ | 11/16/2014 13 minutes ago | IANS
    British troops fighting Ebola being given banned drugBritish troops fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are being given an anti-malarial drug banned in the US, putting them at grave risks, a report said Sunday. The British ministry of defence has refused to stop using the controversial drug mefloquine, which is known to cause psychotic disorders, including suicidal tendencies among users, The Independent reported. Lariam (the drug's brand name) is among the anti-malarials being given to the 800 British service personnel currently deployed in Sierra Leone on Operation Gritrock. Fears over the risks of psychosis and suicide prompted the...
  • SPECIAL INVESTIGATION U.S. Olympians had failed drug tests (Very long Article)

    04/16/2003 4:56:57 PM PDT · by xp38 · 2 replies · 122+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | Wednesday April 16 2003 | SCOTT M. REID, WILLIAM HEISEL and TONY SAAVEDRA
    <p>The U.S. Olympic Committee and American sport federations for more than a decade allowed athletes who failed drug tests in qualifying events to compete in the Olympic Games and other world-class competitions.</p> <p>The Orange County Register reviewed more than 10,000 pages of confidential documents from 1988 to 2000 that show for the first time how the U.S. Olympic movement failed to deal with its own doping issues and kept test results a secret while accusing other countries of failing to control drug use in athletics.</p>