Lariam should be drug of last resort for troops, MPs say

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Anti-malarial drug Lariam should be the “drug of last resort” for UK troops, MPs on the defence committee have said.The drug has been prescribed to at least 17,000 service personnel at least once between April 2007 and March 2015.
The MPs criticised the MoD over the way it issued the controversial drug, which can cause severe side-effects, including depression and anxiety.
The MoD said the “vast majority of deployed personnel already receive alternatives to Lariam”.

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