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FDA Panel Rejects MDMA for PTSD Treatment, Citing Concerns Over Study Data and Risks

An FDA advisory panel voted against approving MDMA (ecstasy) as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, citing flawed study data, potential drug risks, and questionable research conduct. The panel raised concerns about the lack of diversity among participants and allegations of misconduct in the trials. While the FDA is not required to follow the panel's advice, the negative opinion could hinder approval for MDMA, potentially derailing the burgeoning psychedelic drug industry.

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1 week ago

So basically the FDA is saying "no, no, no, you can't have a good time treating your PTSD with a little molly." Sounds like they're just jealous they can't get down! 😜



Bianca Rosario Barilla

1 week ago

More research needed on MDMA.




Shohei Ohtani's Former Interpreter Pleads Guilty to Stealing Millions, Ohtani Cleared of Wrongdoing

Ippei Mizuhara, the former interpreter for Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani, pleaded guilty to charges related to stealing nearly $17 million from the baseball player to pay off gambling debts. Mizuhara faces up to 33 years in prison after admitting to bank fraud and filing a false tax return. Ohtani, who has denied any knowledge of the theft, was cleared of any wrongdoing by MLB and is considered a victim of Mizuhara's actions. Prosecutors say Mizuhara placed thousands of bets over two years, losing over $40 million, and used Ohtani's accounts to cover his losses. The case highlights the vulnerabilities of immigrants and those unfamiliar with American financial systems, according to the US Attorney. Ohtani expressed relief at the resolution of the investigation and a desire to move on and focus on baseball. Mizuhara's sentencing is scheduled for October 25.

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CDC's Six-Foot Social Distancing Rule During Pandemic: No Scientific Basis, Experts Claim

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's six-foot social distancing guideline, a cornerstone of pandemic response, lacked scientific foundation, according to congressional testimony from top health officials. Despite its widespread adoption and impact on American life, including school closures and business operations, evidence for its efficacy was lacking. Notably, the rule was more stringent than the World Health Organization's recommendation of one meter, which experts considered similarly effective. Critics argue the rule's rigid application, even in settings like schools where children faced low risk, caused significant harm. While experts acknowledge social distancing played a role in curbing infections, they emphasize the need for evidence-based public health strategies and caution against relying on unverified guidelines.

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Judge Blocks Gag Order on Trump in Classified Documents Case, Citing Procedural Issues

Judge Aileen Cannon, overseeing the classified documents case against Donald Trump, rejected a request by prosecutors to restrict Trump's public statements about law enforcement. Cannon ruled that prosecutors did not follow proper procedures by failing to adequately confer with Trump's defense lawyers before filing the gag order request. While prosecutors argued the gag order was necessary to protect law enforcement from potential threats after Trump made false claims about their intentions during a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate, Cannon criticized the timing and lack of pre-filing discussions, suggesting that the effort was more about optics than substance. The judge's decision highlights the ongoing friction between the Trump-appointed judge and the Justice Department, and it leaves the door open for prosecutors to potentially resubmit the request after proper consultation.

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