…administration plans for legal psychedelic therapies within two years

…letter from the Health and Human Services Department discloses the anticipated FDA approval of MDMA and psilocybin treatments… the May [2022] correspondence, not shared publicly until now, is the clearest indication yet that top officials are preparing for the approval of psychedelic drugs – demonized for decades after former President Richard Nixon sought means to attack the anti-Vietnam War counterculture in the late 1960s – which was arguably unthinkable even five years ago.

…proposed an interagency task force, the letter notes, to lead a public-private partnership and address “the myriad of complex issues associated with the anticipated approval by the [FDA] of [MDMA] for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and psilocybin for the treatment of depression within approximately 24 months.” According to Delphin-Rittmon, SAMHSA and the assistant secretary for health are considering the establishment of such a task force including the private sector. “Collaboration across federal agencies with outside stakeholders will be the most effective way to ensure we are thoughtfully coordinating work on emerging substances such as MDMA and psilocybin,” she wrote.

Original Article (The Intercept):
Biden administration plans for legal psychedelic therapies within two years
Artwork Fair Use: Sarah Stierch


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