Historic FDA approval granted for Ecstasy trial as PTSD treatment


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/08/29/historic-fda-approval-granted.html


#2

Let’s keep in mind, we’re talking about the Trump FDA.

That said, the work around that HAS looked promising for a long time.


#3

That an illegal dancefloor drug could become a promising pharmaceutical…

Umm, it was a “promising pharmaceutical” long before it became “an illegal dancefloor drug.”

It didn’t get outlawed until people started having fun with it.


#4

Trump likes XTC.

donald-trump-ecstacy-mdma-pills


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methylenedioxymethamphetamine

Would ya just look at it.


#7

It’s like you’ve stumbled onto the great secret of how Drug Wars actually work!

It really doesn’t matter how much pain or suffering is inflicted on innocent bystanders - any amount of collateral damage is acceptable - as long as we can be sure those people aren’t having fun.


#8

Beat me to it. Here’s hoping that “cooler heads” prevail.


#9

Your hypothesis not only withstands scrutiny, it’s strengthened by it.

Could it really be, that all this misery is down to the stupid pettiness of a few powerful arseholes?

Wait, of course it is - it’s the same story for nearly every major problem.


#10

If we remind him he has any authority on this he might play doctor and the clinical trial might only be extended to a cohort of eastern European models.


#11

Well, it has probably been in the pipeline for quite a while; I really don’t know how much or even if drumpf’s (or his minions) fingers have left their greasy prints on it. But I can imagine Jeffy Sessions’ head exploding over this.


#12

There is no way Sessions lets this happen.


#13

I’m on the fence about this decision


#14

So… it has pretty much the exact same potential adverse side effects as most widely-used SSRIs?


#15

It actually adds on to the list of side effects from what i gathered


#16

I’ve heard it’s a possible treatment for my migraines. I haven’t been offered any, though… too old, I guess. I was offered a remarkably large bottle of laudanum, which I declined.

Lately I have been taking 5mg melatonin before bedtime and it really seems to be helping prevent nighttime migraines, which are the worst.


#17

SSRIs and SNRI have been pretty useless in helping me deal with my PTSD. I’d be willing to give MDMA a go under clinical supervision.


#18

I’m sorry to hear that, I hope it does fix it, i can’t begin to imagine what it must be like, i knew an Afghan vet that said he couldn’t sleep without taking the meds


#19

Strangely, this concept doesn’t doesn’t apply to guns, which many people find fun.


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