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Army 'should end malaria drug use'

The Ministry of Defence has been urged to stop providing a controversial anti-malaria tablet to British soldiers.

Mefloquine, also known as Lariam, has been linked to severe depression and other mental illnesses.

A Conservative MP and a senior military medic have both said the government should use different drugs until more tests are carried out.

Sima Kotecha reports.

  • 17 Aug 2015
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