DoD findings on the drug mefloquine, also known as Lariam

Jason Gulledge filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # FOIA-2014-00053
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From: Jason Gulledge

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I would like any documents, email, memos, or any correspondence that contain any findings related to the drug mefloquine or Lariam. Specifically, I would like any documents that cite adverse effects of the drugs aforementioned, and anything prior to July 2002.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Gulledge

From: MuckRock.com

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 20, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 20, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 20, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 20, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 20, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Darelius, Jason, OIG DoD

Good Morning Mr. Gulledge,

This email is in reference to your Freedom of Information Act Request which
you filed on July 20, 2013, asking for documents that contain any findings
related to the drug mefloquine or Lariam. Your request has been assigned
case number FOIA-2014-00053.

Your request asks specifically for documents that cite adverse effects of
the aforementioned drugs. This Office is responsible for processing all FOIA
requests for access to records maintained by the Department of Defense,
Office of the Inspector General (DoDIG). While the DoDIG performs
investigations we would not originate any documents responsive to your
request.

The most recent interest regarding these drugs and the DoD concern
allegations of their use as a mind-altering drug to facilitate
interrogations of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. An Investigation was
performed by the DoD IG, and the report was reviewed and released. You can
find it at this web link:
http://www.dodig.mil/FOIA/ERR/09-INTEL-13_Redacted.pdf .

Please let me know if this report fulfills your request. If you are not
satisfied, please specify what kinds of documents (eg: audits,
investigations, ect..) the DoD IG produces in which you are interested, so
we can perform a proper search.

You can reach me at this email address or by phone at 703-601-5917 if you
have any questions, or to discuss your request.

V/R

-Jason

Jason Darelius

Department of Defense

Office of Inspector General

Freedom of Information

703-601-5917

From: Kasper, Joseph D., OIG DoD

December 1, 2016

Ref: FOIA-2014-00053

SENT VIA EMAIL TO: requests@muckrock.com
Mr. Jason Gulledge
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 6316
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Mr. Gulledge:

This is in response to your July 20, 2013, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for "Any documents, email, memos, or any correspondence that contain any finding related to the drug mefloquine or Lariam." We received your request on October 23, 2013, and assigned it case number FOIA-2014-00053.

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