The Nightmare Drug

For those of you who missed it last night, CBC is re-running the Fifth Estate episode The Nightmare Drug on the effects of Mefloquine, tha anti-malaria drug that we took in Somalia and Rwanda. I appear in this episode and they talk about the Airborne Regiment. This is the same episode that was first run about 6 months ago.

It is on CBC’s Newsworld on Thursday, July 17th at 10:00 p.m. and on Sunday, July 20th at 5:00 p.m. All times are Eastern Standard. Please check your local listings for other areas.

3 Responses to “The Nightmare Drug”

  1. on 17 Jul 2003 at 4:08 pmR

    Yeah,I saw that last night, It seems like every time it turn on CBC there is somthing about the Airborne on, this is somthing like the 3rd or 4th show this week that had some referance to the airborne in it.

  2. on 19 Jul 2003 at 9:11 pmAnonymous

    That was a very informative documentary, it hit close to home as a Canadian. It made me feel poorly for the suffering that has been inflicted upon past and present CF members along with those down south, and abroad. I hope heavily upon a proper diagnosis and quelling of the side effects, and that not one soul more has to go through with the hyde side of the drug. Make it known that those brave men and women who have felt the pain before live well, and guide others to see the drugs flaws.

  3. on 21 Jul 2003 at 4:49 pmNaomi

    Agreed. when they give soldiers drugs, and it’s terrible that they have to do that at all, in the first place, but if it is known that there is a safer drug available and to choose the dangerous one whether the side effects be known, not known, or suspected, the less harmful drug should be chosen. Not to do this is pure negligence and infact diabolically similar to a crime against humanity in that soldiers just keep getting sick from this crap that they force feed them, without regard for history. Take a gander down Viet Nam lane for example, and the agent orange sprayed on their own troops in the jungles below. Agent Orange is the substance they use to kill off the folliage, so the Vietnamese could not hide in their own habitat, essentially eliminating one of the enemies deadliest weapons…the ability to hide.

    Then we move over to the Gulf War in ’91, and the chemicals and drugs and agents used that continue to make sick and cause veterans to be dead.

    The Anthrax immunization, forced upon soldiers and has made many of them irrepairably ill. their cries fall upon deaf ears. Lest we forget, the threats to military personel should they have chosen not to have ANTHRAX inJECTED into their bodies.

    Who is running this charade?