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    Default New concerns rising over antimalaria drug

    By Patricia Kime
    Apr 11, 2012

    Navy Sonar Technician (Surface) Seaman Douglas Corrigan placed a Skype call to his wife March 25, 2011, from Rota, Spain, shortly after taking his first dose of the antimalaria medication mefloquine.
    Preparing for a mission to a malaria-endemic region, his unit watched a video on the illness, and corpsmen dispensed two drugs: daily-dose doxycycline, and mefloquine, taken weekly. Corrigan doesn’t remember getting a choice. He received a blister pack of mefloquine and was told it could cause nightmares.
    “He told me he didn’t feel good,” recalled Nicki Corrigan, his wife of three years. “He said, ‘I don’t feel like myself anymore.’ It was a really weird thing for him to say.”
    Corrigan’s personality changed radically, she said. The straight-laced husband and father began chewing tobacco, drinking and carousing. He climbed outside a three-story building to see whether he would feel fear.

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    Veteran Member mellowsong's Avatar
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    Default Re: New concerns rising over antimalaria drug

    Why am I not surprised? When I was in the military, we were given no information, no choices. You were lined up like cattle and given injections and pills and most of the time, no clue what you were being given. Unfortunately, I was a good little sheeple back then. I found out a few years ago, I was given an experimental adenovirus vaccine; have to wonder what else?

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