Veterans say ADF drug trial left them debilitated | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Veterans say ADF drug trial left them debilitated

Ex-serviceman Mark doesn’t want priority boarding on Australian airlines.

He just wants help for medical conditions that go back to 2001, when he was deployed to Timor-Leste and took anti-malarial drugs in a seven-month trial.

A Senate inquiry in Melbourne on Monday heard from Mark and others like him, veterans with a range of symptoms they have had for almost two decades: memory loss, vertigo, migraines, vivid nightmares, hearing and vision loss, aggression and suicidal thoughts.

“I don’t care if I get to board a jet first or get discounts on my shopping. I want my body and mind back,” Mark told the inquiry.

“I loaned them to you and you broke them.”

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