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Ex-Army chief Dannatt on son's Lariam side effects

A former Army chief has admitted he has refused to take a controversial anti-malaria drug despite it being offered to his troops.

lord Dannatt told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme he personally believes Lariam can have "catastrophic" mental health effects, and said his own son became "extremely depressed" after taking it.

The Ministry of Defence said: "The vast majority of deployed personnel already receive alternatives to Lariam."

The Victoria Derbyshire programme is broadcast on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC News channel.

  • 31 Aug 2016
  • From the section UK
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