Dr Ashley Croft is a specialist in malaria who served in the Royal Army Medical Corps for 27 years, before retiring from the Army in April 2013
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The antimalarial drug mefloquine (Lariam) is notorious for inducing neuropsychiatric effects in some users. From 1993 onwards it was dispensed routinely to around 2,000 UK military personnel each year, mostly soldiers training in the Nanyuki Highlands
The overwhelming evidence about the dangers of long-term use of mefloquine leaves the UK Ministry of Defence little excuse to continue giving this drug to soldiers.