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Go easy on the malaria pills

The US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, who is serving life imprisonment for the murder of 16 Afghan civilians in 2012, has taken his case to the Supreme Court.

His legal team is arguing that because he was prescribed mefloquine, an anti-malarial drug (approved by the US Food and Drug Administration or FDA), he was not responsible for his actions.

The FDA warning about mefloquine says side-effects can include “feeling anxious, mistrustful, depressed, or having hallucinations.”