Mefloquine drug impaired thought process in Rwanda

10 Mar 2017

download 33The Canadian army officer who led the UN peacekeeping mission during the Rwandan genocide, General Dallaire, testifies that the antimalarial drug mefloquine affected his thought processes during his deployment but the military refused to let him stop taking it.


Soldiers who were given mefloquine in Somalia in the early 1990s as part of a poorly administered – and possibly illegal – clinical trial run by the Department of National Defence have told the veterans affairs committee that the medication caused lasting brain damage.