New MDMA Trials Moving Forward To Test Ecstasy As Treatment For PTSD

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New research may have found a more efficient way of treating patients who suffer from PTSD: by using MDMA, which is ecstasy in its purest form. The assisted drug treatment could be approved by the FDA.

“The medicine allows them to look at things from a different place and reclassify them. Honestly, we don’t have to do much. Each person has an innate ability to heal. We just create the right conditions.” 

— Ann Mithoefer, psychiatric nurse

MDMA, the pure form of ecstasy, will be employed in treating . The drug is also tested for its properties when it comes to treating terminally ill patients.

[Read the full story here, at Tech Times]

The tests conducted for possible  have had positive outcomes and researchers consider the approval of MDMA as a prescription drug sometime in the near future.

However, more tests should be carried out before this. The Food and Drug Administration already approved a Phase III trial as part of the procedure.

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MDMA – Possible Medical Solution To PTSD

The first two studies treated patients for 12 weeks, in the form of psychotherapy sessions and MDMA sessions. The MDMA sessions lasted eight hours each, during which the . After being given the drug, the patients would sit in a relaxing environment, surrounded by chill music, flowers and candles in order to suggest a calm state of mind to balance the euphoric effects of the drug. Read the rest of this entry »


If Big Pharma Likes Your Healthcare Plan, You Can Keep It

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Timothy P. Carney writes:  If your health insurance plan was cancelled, or if your premiums jump more than normal, you shouldn’t just blame President Obama and Congress. You should also blame the industries who lobbied to force you to buy insurance for their products.

Obamacare outlaws insurance plans that don’t meet new standards set by the Department of Health and Human Services. For instance, insurance plans often have out-of-pocket maximums – Obamacare won’t allow an out-of-pocket max higher than $12,700.

All individual plans and small-group plans (that is, basically all insurance plans not provided by a large employer) must also meet Obamacare’s set of “Essential Health Benefits.” The law specifies 10 areas every insurance plan must cover, including emergency services, hospitalization, maternity care, prescription drugs and preventive care.

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