Mefloquine poisoning has a name.
Quinism.

The Quinism Foundation is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in White River Junction, Vermont
The Quinism Foundation promotes and supports education and research on quinism, the family of medical disorders caused by quinoline poisoning
Symptoms of neuropsychiatric quinism (also known as chronic quinoline encephalopathy) can mimic those of several psychiatric and neurologic disorders

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Recent press releases

The Quinism Foundation Will Hold Its First Annual Meeting in White River Junction, Vermont

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT. APRIL 23, 2018

The Foundation Supports Education and Research on Chronic Quinoline Encephalopathy, a Medical Condition That Can Mimic PTSD

The Quinism Foundation Joins Peace Corps Alumni Groups in Calling on NPR to Air Its Cancelled Report on Mefloquine

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT. MARCH 15, 2018

The Investigative Report on Mefloquine Use in the Peace Corps Was Cancelled Only Days Before Its Scheduled Airing in November 2017

The Quinism Foundation Calls for a Reopening of the Somalia Commission of Inquiry

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT. MARCH 12, 2018

On the Quarter Century Anniversary of the Death of Shidane Arone, Mounting Evidence Exposes the Need to Investigate the Role of Mefloquine Poisoning in the Incident

Executive Director

A message from the Executive Director

Dear Supporter,

The term "quinism" may seem new, but no doubt the symptoms of mefloquine poisoning are all too familiar: Tinnitus. Dizziness. Vertigo. Paresthesias. Visual disturbances. Nightmares. Insomnia. Anxiety. Cognitive dysfunction. Depression. Personality change. Suicidal thoughts.

We know the cause of these symptoms: Poisoning by a drug that is neurotoxic and that injures the brain. Poisoning that causes a disease.

This disease has a name. The disease is chronic quinoline encephalopathy — also known as neuropsychiatric quinism.

The Quinism Foundation is a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to support education and research on chronic quinoline encephalopathy and other medical conditions caused by poisoning, or intoxication, by mefloquine and related quinoline drugs, including tafenoquine — a new quinoline drug, even more neurotoxic than mefloquine — now under review by international drug regulators.

Please take a moment to sign up for our mailing list. In the coming weeks, you will begin to receive regular updates from the foundation. You will also learn about how to get involved and support the foundation's activities.

In the meantime, you can learn more by reading this press release announcing the foundation's incorporation.

On behalf of The Quinism Foundation, I thank you in advance for your support. I am confident that together, we can make a difference in the fight against quinism. I hope that you will join us.

Sincerely,

Remington Nevin, MD, MPH, DrPH
Executive Director, The Quinism Foundation