Quinism from the point of view of a traveler and concerned Canadian citizen

Below follows my story, as told at the Mefloquine Rally held at Parliamant Hill in Ottowa, today on September 19th: How much of a privilege it is to stand here this afternoon, among all of these passionate advocates, members of parliament, experts, and family members, who are all here to to speak on what has … Continued

About Bev Skwernuik

A trained optometrist, I am driven by the urge to increase my knowledge and improve my ability to contribute to the betterment of others. Personally affected by the anti-malarial drug mefloquine, I am touched by the horrific effects it has had on the lives of many others. I am currently dedicating myself to bringing awareness of mefloquine and the dangers of using it to the Canadian public.


My Drug Journey Leads to a Mefloquine Rally

In today’s post, I will focus on Mefloquine Awareness Canada (MAC) – a group comprised of Canadian Forces veterans, family members, civilians, and scientific and medical experts, who collectively aim to raise national awareness of the harms caused by the use of the anti-malarial drug mefloquine (also known as Lariam). After almost a year of … Continued

About Bev Skwernuik

A trained optometrist, I am driven by the urge to increase my knowledge and improve my ability to contribute to the betterment of others. Personally affected by the anti-malarial drug mefloquine, I am touched by the horrific effects it has had on the lives of many others. I am currently dedicating myself to bringing awareness of mefloquine and the dangers of using it to the Canadian public.


25 years of Mefloquine Madness

As a brief introduction, I am very happy to have been invited by Healthy Minds Canada to share the story about my first ever encounter with a prescription drug at age 28.  This medication was an anti-malarial drug called mefloquine, also known by its brand name Lariam (Hoffman-La Roche).  In the following 19 years after … Continued

About Bev Skwernuik

A trained optometrist, I am driven by the urge to increase my knowledge and improve my ability to contribute to the betterment of others. Personally affected by the anti-malarial drug mefloquine, I am touched by the horrific effects it has had on the lives of many others. I am currently dedicating myself to bringing awareness of mefloquine and the dangers of using it to the Canadian public.