A report on the use of controversial anti-malarial drug Lariam received by Minister for Defence Alan Shatter is “legally privileged” and will not be published, the Department of Defence has said. Administration of the drug to Defence Forces personnel travelling to malarial countries will continue. This is despite revised safety information from manufacturer Roche that the drug can cause serious neuropsychiatric disorders.
This is not the first time that the Netherlands have come across an alleged ‘Seroxat induced’ killing. There was the so-called ‘axe murders’ which happened in Badhoevedorp in 2008 killed her husband, 61, and daughter, 22, as they slept. She had been ’depressed’ since her son had died in an accident 10 years beforehand but had recently started on a high dosage of Seroxat. During the trial, Elzelien K. said her actions were an ‘unimaginable mystery’ and ‘they were everything to me’.