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CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 23, 2013
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(Studio: Jeff Glor) Report introduced.

(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) Problems for servicemembers given the drug mefloquine to treat malaria examined; details given about the FDA’s warning about hallucinations and about the Pentagon directives; statistics on prescriptions cited. [Marine Jimmy CORRIGAN, wife “Nikki‡,” Army veteran Sean LARAWAY††– comment.] [Former Army doctor Dr. Remington NEVIN††- says mefloquine causes toxic brain injury; says some individuals will be misdiagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.] [Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Jonathan WOODSON††- cites the reduction in the use of this drug.]

Glor, Jeff;
Andrews, Wyatt

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