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  •  Thanks for the compliment and reading, I am (6+ / 0-)

    not familiar with Lariam. What is it?

    Ben Franklin wanted the turkey as our national bird. He was right. Today the USA looks more like a turkey under a Bush than a soaring majestic eagle.

    by TKK on Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 07:21:23 AM PDT

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    •  Another factor in soldier mental health (5+ / 0-)
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      It is an anti-malarial drug that causes psycho-neurological side effects, such as anxiety, depression, psychotic behavior and suicidal ideation, among a significant number of users. A recent study by Walter Reed has shown that it causes brain cell death in rats (i.e., irreversible brain damage). It is given to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan because it is an effective medicine to prevent malaria and only has to be taken once a week.

      •  OK, heard about the problem but didnt (4+ / 0-)
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        know the name. Didnt some get in hot water for trying to refuse to have the injection? How in the hell has this slipped under the radar, TBI. Almost nobody knows about it but there is tons on the internet. I have never heard a word about it on the news. Amazing.

        Ben Franklin wanted the turkey as our national bird. He was right. Today the USA looks more like a turkey under a Bush than a soaring majestic eagle.

        by TKK on Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 07:39:58 AM PDT

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        •  There are several Lariam-related court cases (4+ / 0-)
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          In one instance, an intelligence officer experienced severe anxiety attacks, which he believes were caused by Lariam, after being posted in Iraq (at Abu Ghraib, of all places). He reported the attacks, was relieved of his weapon and charged with cowardice. The penalty for cowardice under the military code is death. He and his lawyer are fighting the case.

          •  Wholly shit between TBI,Lariam,PTSD & God (5+ / 0-)

            knows what else I doubt many of the 2.5 million are going to be functional in the future. What a waste!!

            Ben Franklin wanted the turkey as our national bird. He was right. Today the USA looks more like a turkey under a Bush than a soaring majestic eagle.

            by TKK on Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 08:08:40 AM PDT

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