This is coolbert:
Having been given while deploying overseas during a tour of duty an experimental drug this is a topic I can speak about with at least a slight degree of authority. This Lariam not necessarily experimental but considered in some circles to be downright dangerous.
"British troops fighting Ebola being given banned drug"
"British troops fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are being given an anti-malarial drug banned in the US, putting them at grave risks, a report said Sunday."
"The British ministry of defence has refused to stop using the controversial drug mefloquine, which is known to cause psychotic disorders, including suicidal tendencies among users, The Independent reported."
"Lariam (the drug's brand name) is among the anti-malarials being given to the 800 British service personnel currently deployed in Sierra Leone on Operation Gritrock."
HALF THE PERSONS ON THE PLANET THATY HAVE EVER LIVED [ABOUT 100 BILLION] REPUTED TO HGAVE EITHER DIED FROM MALARIA OR PERISHED FROM COMPLICATIONS AS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ILLNESS!!
Laraim BANNED but only within the context of American Special Forces soldiers deployed to a tropical area.
I would have to assume the British have made the cold but not necessarily heartless calculation based on statistics that those English military personnel much more susceptible to contract malaria than Ebola while in Sierra Leone, steps and measures taken well thought out even existing with foresight a degree of danger.
I am not sure about England but in the United States MILITARY PERSONNEL BY LAW CANNOT REFUSE MEDICAL TREATMENT, TREATMENT SO BROADLY DEFINED AS TO INCLUDE ANY SORT OF PROPHYLACTIC TREATMENT.