6. Mefloquine Dispatches: The World Health Organisation, 8th August 1989

by Shane Granger

At the time I was finalising my papers to join the Australian Army.

I had no idea about anti-malarials. Malaria is not endemic in Australia so it is understandable I missed this update. On the 8th August 1989 the World Health Organization issued an alert on the “adverse effects of the antimalarial drug Mefloquine”.

Here is the full link: 1989_WHO_Mefloquine

Then the discussion about Mefloquine disappeared. The WHO dropped it.

I wonder why they never followed up on it?


WHO~Mefloquine

 

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