Antimalarial drug implicated in soldier's suicide

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"[Army Special Forces soldier Bill Howell] took a .357-caliber revolver from his waistband and pointed it in her face. 'You are going to watch this. You are going to watch this,' Bill said to his wife... Howell put the gun to his temple and pulled the trigger... [His symptoms] appear to match the side effects from Lariam, an antimalaria drug invented by the Army that Howell took during his last deployment to Iraq. Lariam is a quinolone, a family of drugs with known mental side effects. Lariam can cross the 'blood-brain barrier' and dissolve in the fatty tissue of the brain. The FDA says Lariam can cause suicidal thinking, aggression, delusions and psychosis."

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