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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Lariam

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# no defence
'We have no future' - wives of defence forces march today over their spouses' working conditions
Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces (WPDF) is set to march on the Department of Defence in Newbridge, Co Kildare, this afternoon.
# side effects
Giving anti-malaria drug Lariam to Irish troops "beggars belief", says support group
Support group Action Lariam for Irish Soldiers has said that the official policy on the drug needs to change.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Was Willie O'Dea really not aware of concerns over Lariam, while he was Minister?
The Fianna Fáil TD was asked four times by Vincent Browne, and four times denied that concerns were mentioned to him about the anti-malaria drug given to Irish troops.
# Garda Strike
Union says it's unlikely soldiers will fill in for gardaí during strike
The proposed dates for the strike are November 4, 11, 18 and 25.
# Lariam
New risk to drug used by soldiers not mentioned on watchdog website
A new possible side effect of Lariam, which is prescribed as an anti-malarial to members of the Defence Forces, was issued last year.
# Lariam
Shatter dismisses link between anti-malaria drug and soldiers' suicides
The minister says an investigation has shown it is “extremely unlikely” that Lariam was linked to mental health concerns.
# Suicide
'Horror movie in a pill': Side-effects of Lariam worse than malaria
A recent RTÉ investigation looks at the links between the anti-malarial and suicide.
# Defence Forces
No plans to discontinue use of anti-malarial Lariam in Defence Forces
A small group of Irish soldiers are holding protests and bringing legal action over the use of Lariam in the Defence Forces. investigates.