Corrections

In brief

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c702 (Published 03 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c702

An item titled “Mefloquine may contribute to mental health problems in troops” in the “In brief” column of the news section (BMJ 2010;340:c162, doi:10.1136/bmj.c162) did not correctly summarise the results of a research report that we were reporting (Pharmacoepidemiology doi:10.1002/pds.1879). The item said that “One in seven (14%) US military personnel deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 who were given mefloquine had known contraindications to it,” whereas we should have said: “One in 29 (3.4%) US military personnel deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 who were given mefloquine had known (documented) contraindications to it.” However, among those with known contraindications, mefloquine was indeed inappropriately prescribed to 1 in 7.

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