Battling the Storm Within

Thursday, January 17, 2019

VA finally takes a look at long-term effects of malaria drugs

If you’ve traveled to countries where mosquitoes run rampant, chances are, you've taken Malaria pills. While the Federal Drug Administration has acknowledged the potential side effects of these drugs, a new committee is now conducting a review of the long-term effects it has on U.S. service members.

Beginning on January 28, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee will kick-start an 18-month study on the health effects of Mefloquine and other antimalarial medications.

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