Retired Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire has added his name to the growing list of Canadian veterans…
Retired Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, who led the UN peacekeeping mission to Rwanda in 1993, has added his name to the growing list of Canadian veterans taking part in a mass tort lawsuit, brought by Howie Sacks & Henry and Waddell Phillips, against the Canadian Government.
Any member, or former member, of the Canadian Armed Forces who was ordered to take mefloquine from 1992 to the present day, and has suffered serious and permanent side effects, is eligible to join the lawsuit.
Mefloquine Lawsuit: A Recap
During the 1990s, military personnel were often prescribed a weekly antimalarial drug called mefloquine (also known under the name “Lariam”), when deployed to regions where malaria was prevalent. However, issues with the drug, including serious adverse side effects, began to be immediately reported by troops. It was not until 2016 that Health Canada finally updated the warning labels for mefloquine, highlighting that serious side effects, including anxiety, paranoia, depression, hallucinations, psychotic behaviour and thoughts of suicide – could persist for months or years.