Friday, December 03, 2010
Torture Drugs at Gitmo?
Documents recently released by the U.S. Defense Department show that all terror prisoners at Guantanamo were required to take heavy doses of a controversial, anti-malarial drug, mefloquine. They were administered doses only considered appropriate for those with active malaria.
Such heavy doses for those without malaria may cause, "potentially severe neuropsychiatric side effects, including seizures, intense vertigo, hallucinations, paranoid delusions, aggression, panic, anxiety, severe insomnia, and thoughts of suicide" according to US Army public health physician, Major Remington Niven.
Read more here.