An effective vaccine against malaria would be one of the greatest medical achievements of all time. It could dramatically reduce suffering throughout the world and improve the lives of millions.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 19, 2011 1:00 pm|
Malaria has been a terrible scourge on humanity literally since the beginning of our species. While eradication efforts have reduced the disease, it still kills around a million people a year worldwide and sickens many more. Now there’s a report of favorable test results for a vaccine. That’s hopeful news.
|By: Jeff Kaye Sunday August 21, 2011 6:45 am|
Senator Dianne Feinstein put out a press release indicating that the Department of Defense should consider taking the anti-malarial drug mefloquine, also known as Lariam, out of the DoD drug formulary as it is too dangerous.
Feinstein also indicated the drug has been administered to military personnel without the safeguards put in place by a 2009 Department of Defense protocol. Moreover, according to the press release, “These service members are now suffering from… preventable neurological side effects….”
And what “preventable neurological side effects” were these?