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Subject: subject from scott simon saturday july 24 npr
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: philo4-ga
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Posted: 24 Jul 2004 07:02 PDT
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Question ID: 378494
Details of scott simons commentary and interview on the drug "lariaum"
and pentagon studies underway
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Subject: Re: subject from scott simon saturday july 24 npr
Answered By: googlenut-ga on 24 Jul 2004 11:32 PDT
 
Hello philo4-ga,

This program was on broadcast on Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott
Simon, today, July 24, 2004.  The drug is mefloquine, known by the
brand name Lariam.  The soldier interviewed is Staff Sgt.
Georg-Andreas Pogany.


You can listen to the program at the NPR website at the following page
(scroll about 2/3 of the way down the page):


NPR
Weekend Edition - Saturday 
Listen to the entire program for Saturday, July 24, 2004
http://www.npr.org/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=7&prgDate=current
?Illness Troubles Troops Back from Iraq 

Some troops coming back from Iraq say a medication they were given may
be making them ill. The Pentagon is trying to find out if that's the
case. NPR's Joseph Shapiro reports.?



Click on the title, or on the audio button that looks like a speaker
at the left of the title and the program should begin to play.



If you would like a transcript of the program, you will have to wait
until tomorrow.


When are transcripts available? 
http://www.npr.org/transcripts/help_programtimes.html
?Weekend programs: 
All Things Considered (Saturday and Sunday) 
Weekend Edition Saturday 
Weekend Edition Sunday 
 By 11 a.m. ET the day after the show airs 

Transcription availability times may vary because of NPR News special
coverage or other non-news events.?



NPR CDs and Transcripts 
http://www.npr.org/transcripts/
?Transcript of an individual story 
Delivered immediately online as a print-ready page.

Single transcript: $4.95?



After 11 a.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, July 25, you should be able to
obtain a transcript of this program at the following page:


NPR Transcripts: Individual Story
Delivered immediately online as a print-ready page. 
http://www.npr.org/transcripts/story.html


Type in keywords such as ?illness iraq? (without the quotes) and
select ?Weekend Edition Saturday? from the pull-down menu under
?Search by program?.  This should take you to a page that will list
this program with instructions on how to purchase an online
print-ready transcript. You will be required to register first.


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For more information on Lariam and Sgt. Pogany, see the following links:


Roche Laboratories Inc.
Lariam Medication Guide
http://www.lariam.com/med_guide.asp


FDA MedWatch
2002 Safety Alert - Larium (mefloquine hydrochloride) 
http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/SAFETY/2002/lariam_deardoc.htm


Military.com
VA Warns Doctors About Lariam 
United Press International 
June 25, 2004
http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,FL_lariam_062504,00.html
?The drug is mefloquine, known by the brand name Lariam, which has
been given to tens of thousands of soldiers since the war on terrorism
began. Some of those soldiers say it has provoked severe mental and
physical problems including suicidal and violent behavior, psychosis,
convulsions and balance disorders. Last year the Food and Drug
Administration began warning that problems might last "long after"
someone stops taking it.?


United Press International 
VA alerts doctors to malaria-drug concerns 
http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040624-112443-3813r
?The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning doctors to watch for
long-term mental problems and other health effects from an
anti-malaria drug given to soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The drug is mefloquine, known by the brand name Lariam, which has been
given to tens of thousands of soldiers since the war on terrorism
began. Some of those soldiers say it has provoked severe mental and
physical problems including suicidal and violent behavior, psychosis,
convulsions and balance disorders. Last year the Food and Drug
Administration began warning that problems might last "long after"
someone stops taking it.?


Army Public Affairs
DoD study to dispel Lariam suicide myths
http://www4.army.mil/ocpa/read.php?story_id_key=5710
?The surgeon general of the Army told Congress that there is no
correlation between the anti-malaria drug Lariam and a recent spike in
suicides in combat zones.?


United Press International 
Exclusive: Army surrenders to 'coward' GI 
http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040715-043958-5163r
?WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- The Army has dropped all legal action
against a soldier who was charged with cowardice in Iraq, apparently
because an Army malaria drug made him sick.

The case of Staff Sgt. Georg-Andreas Pogany drew national attention
last year because he was the first soldier charged with cowardice --
an offense punishable by death -- since the Vietnam era. Pogany
countered that his only offense was asking for help after suffering a
panic attack caused by mefloquine, an anti-malaria drug that lists
"panic attacks" as a side effect.?


CNN.com
Case dropped against U.S. soldier initially accused of cowardice
http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/07/15/army.dropped.charges/
?The decision to drop the case against Sgt. Georg-Andreas Pogany came
after a Navy doctor last month diagnosed him as suffering from damage
to his balance system, most likely caused by Lariam, an anti-malaria
drug issued to some troops serving in Iraq.

Hallucinations and panic attacks are among the possible side effects
listed by Lariam's manufacturer, Roche Pharmaceuticals.?


====================================================================


I hope you have found this information helpful.  If you have any
questions, please request clarification prior to rating the answer.


Googlenut



Search Strategy:

I had previous knowledge of NPR website.
http://www.npr.org

I did a search for ?Scott Simon?.  This led me to the ?Weekend Edition
Saturday? page.
http://www.npr.org/programs/wesat

I clicked on ?Listen to individual stories?, which led me to the
program that you are looking for.



Google search terms:

Lariaum (no results)

Larium
://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&safe=off&q=larium&spell=1

larium OR Mefloquine pogany
://www.google.com/search?q=larium+OR+Mefloquine+pogany&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&tab=nw&sa=N

lariam OR Mefloquine pogany
://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&safe=off&q=lariam+OR+Mefloquine+pogany&spell=1

lariam site:.mil
://www.google.com/search?num=25&oe=UTF-8&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=&as_sitesearch=.mil&as_q=lariam



Google News search terms:

larium OR Mefloquine
http://news.google.com/news?q=larium+OR+Mefloquine&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&safe=off&sa=N&tab=wn

lariam OR Mefloquine pogany
http://news.google.com/news?q=lariam+OR+Mefloquine+pogany&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&safe=off&sa=N&tab=wn
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