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The Promise of Ecstasy for PTSD

WAR VETERANS, VICTIMS OF ABUSE AND OTHERS DESERVE A CHANCE TO USE THIS DRUG TO HEAL.

In July, the Food and Drug Administration took the important step of approving two final-phase clinical trials to determine whether a party drug that has long been on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Schedule I list of banned substances could be used to treat a psychiatric condition that afflicts millions. The drug is MDMA, a psychedelic commonly known as Ecstasy, previously deemed to have “no currently accepted medical use.” The trials aim to determine whether the drug is,

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