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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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Sources: - https://apnews.com/article/mdma-psychedelics-fda-ptsd-ecstasy-molly-1f3753324fa7f91821c9ee6246fa18e1 - https://thehill.com/homenews/ap/ap-u-s-news/ap-psychedelic-drug-mdma-faces-fda-panel-in-bid-to-become-first-of-a-kind-ptsd-medication/

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jowleswonders

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! 😜

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Bianca Rosario Barilla

1 week ago

More research needed on MDMA.

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