Lariam

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:28 pm on 27th October 2016.

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Photo of Bob Stewart Bob Stewart Conservative, Beckenham 3:28 pm, 27th October 2016

I thank my very good friend for giving way. I am slightly concerned by the third condition for prescribing Lariam, whereby the danger of the drug is explained to the soldier, sailor, airman or airwoman, and then the decision is down to them. In my experience, a lot of soldiers will say, “For goodness’ sake, tell me whether I should take it or not. Why do you give me that decision?” That condition worries me, because I think that most soldiers will say, “You tell me what I should take. I am not the judge of that.”