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Inquiry into army malaria drug mefloquine opens

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

Mefloquine, or Lariam, is given to soldiers serving overseas but can cause anxiety, depression and nightmares.

The wife of a British General who is in a mental health hospital has accused the government of ignoring medical evidence about the drug.

Sima Kotecha reports.

  • 10 Nov 2015
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