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Fri Oct 26, 2018, 10:36 PM

Shroom For Improvement: FDA Lists Psychedelic Drugs As Breakthrough Therapy For Depression

Published time: 26 Oct, 2018 13:15
Edited time: 26 Oct, 2018 14:28

Psychedelic drug researchers can now begin providing psychiatric patients with psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, as part of their therapy in a landmark approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Psilocybin therapy for treatment-resistant depression, which covers roughly 50 percent of patients diagnosed with clinical depression in the US, has been granted a “Breakthrough Therapy designation” by the FDA in a landmark decision, essentially admitting that the drug has shown significant potential in early clinical evidence.


“The Breakthrough Therapy designation is a strong endorsement for the potential of psilocybin therapy,” Robin Carhart-Harris, head of the Psychedelic Research Group at Imperial College London said in a press release.


The Breakthrough Therapy designation was created in 2012 to expedite approvals for drugs that display a clear advantage over a currently available alternatives used to treat serious or life-threatening conditions. While it does not necessarily guarantee that a drug will make it to market, it does indicate that the administration believes further research would be beneficial.

“This is great news for patients. We are excited to be taking this work forward with our clinical trial on psilocybin therapy for treatment-resistant depression,” said George Goldsmith, the executive chairman of Compass, in a statement.

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https://www.rt.com/usa/442357-psilocybin-breakthrough-therapy-fda-approval/

Been a couple decades since I did shrooms but I would do them again in a second if offered just to blow the "cobwebs" out!

Now where did I put those Pink Floyd 8-tracks anyway???

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Da Mannn Oct 2018 #1
RCW2014 Oct 2018 #2
safestuffer Oct 2018 #3
foia Oct 2018 #4
safestuffer Oct 2018 #5
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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:00 PM

1. Lefty loves him some drugs

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:09 PM

2. Natural God's gift, indeed.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 11:10 PM

3. Mdma has been used with success to treat PTSD in veterans.

Meanwhile, hundreds if not thousands of conservatives are going to drink beer until piss drunk and beat their wives tonight.

So...you were saying?

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Response to safestuffer (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:26 AM

4. Democrats don't get drunk and beat their wives?

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Response to foia (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:28 AM

5. Of course they do. And conservatives use drugs.

Pretending conservatives are some paragon of virtue in that regard is simply foolishness.

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Response to safestuffer (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 04:50 AM

6. But at least conservatives don't turn entire cities into heroin dens like has been done in Seattle

(That's hyperbole but it's frighteningly close to the truth.)

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Response to foia (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 06:35 PM

7. I never argued that they did

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