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Controversial Drug Given to All Guantanamo Detainees


By War Criminals Watch - Posted on 10 December 2010

By Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye
From Truthout | Original Article

The Defense Department forced all "war on terror" detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison to take a high dosage of a controversial antimalarial drug, mefloquine, an act that an Army public health physician called "pharmacologic waterboarding."

The US military administered the drug despite Pentagon knowledge that mefloquine caused severe neuropsychiatric side effects, including suicidal thoughts, hallucinations and anxiety. The drug was used on the prisoners whether they had malaria or not.

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