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Ethical concerns about psilocybin intellectual property

It is critical to reconsider the neoliberal pharmaceutical approach, including basic science to clinical science, and the implications of its stated goals. In the case of psilocybin, for which there are now at least 24 registered patent processes… bioprospecting and biopiracy often cause conflicts, tensions, disconnection, poverty, and suffering in the communities…

Depression is considered a disorder based in a series of social determinants, many of which can be dramatically exacerbated by colonial and extractive enterprises. Notably, studies about depression cite causes including grief, loss of significant personal relationships in communities, loneliness, stress and past history of abuse, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

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Ethical concerns about psilocybin intellectual property
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