Tuesday, June 12, 2012

While we are still on the subject

of Big Pharma and Pills that Kill (see here, here and here) this new development is interesting...

“I am referring to the harmful effects of the antimalarial drug mefloquine, also known as Lariam, which was first developed over 40 years ago by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

“Mefloquine causes a severe intoxication syndrome, characterized by vivid nightmares, profound anxiety, aggression, delusional paranoia, dissociative psychosis, and severe memory loss. Experience has shown that this syndrome, even if rare, can have tragic consequences, both on the battlefield, and on the home front.”
Read the whole thing.

Not putting down science and technology at all but one has to say that we've created some monstrous things (and culture) in the process.

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