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Episode 19: Mefloquine Poisoning

Mefloquine (brand name Lariam) was an anti-malarial drug widely used by the U.S. military from the 1990’s until roughly 2004 during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. In 2013, the FDA placed its strongest warning, the Black Box warning, on the drug due to reports of ongoing or permanent neurological and psychiatric conditions that can sometimes mirror PTSD. Some veterans may be experiencing the lasting effects of mefloquine toxicity to this day.

On this episode of the Veterans Legal Lowdown, CCK attorneys Courtney Ross and Emma Peterson are joined by Dr. Remington Nevin, a leading expert on Mefloquine exposure among troops and a veteran himself, to discuss the drug and the consequences its use may have had on those who served.