limonero films | A Series of Adverse Events
An investigation into the dangers of using the malaria drug Mefloquine
Mefloquine, Lariam, US Army, Vietnam, traveling, UK Parliament, Malaria, investigation, Australia, Denmark
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MEFLOQUINE: THE ANTI-MALARIAL DRUG INVESTIGATION

TITLE

A Series of Adverse Events

FORMAT

1 x 120' & 53'

PRODUCER

Cailean Watt

Category
Documentary
Tags
Investigation, Lariam, Malaria, Mefloquine, Side effects, UK Parliament, US Army

 

Developed by the US Army after Vietnam to combat malaria in troops, Mefloquine became available to the public in the 90s. However, in the following decades it became most well-known for reports of its serious psychiatric side effects. Questions about why it has been so widely and easily dispensed have been raised for some time. The director’s personal investigation seeks to understand why those affected have been left in the dark for so long. In doing so he uncovers some surprising truths about the powerful players involved in this controversial drug’s story.