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Alberta soldiers who took 'distressing' malaria drug sought for lawsuit
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William Fichtner posing for the camera: Canadian veteran John Dowe is the head of the Canadian chapter of the International Mefloquine Veterans' Alliance. © John Dowe Canadian veteran John Dowe is the head of the Canadian chapter of the International Mefloquine Veterans' Alliance.

Alberta soldiers who believe they were harmed by anti-malarial medication commonly prescribed during overseas  deployments in the 1990s are being recruited for a massive legal case against the federal government.

Some soldiers who took the drug mefloquine complain it caused long-term brain damage and lasting side-effects, including night terrors, mood swings, panic attacks, hallucinations and suicidal thoughts.

Two law firms, which represent military veterans planning to launch legal action against the government, estimate that thousands of Canadian soldiers may be eligible for compensation.

Read more at: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/alberta-soldiers-who-took-distressing-malaria-drug-sought-for-lawsuit/ar-BBTYOtd


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