Biography/Memoir

Compass Pathways… a psychedelic monopoly

COMPASS patent… compared to proprietary insulin formulations and asthma inhalers created to increase corporate profits… will share similar issues to “big pharma, big tech, big ag [agriculture], and other monopoly-heavy industries.” COMPASS’s attempt to dismiss the dispute against their patent… “Although Patent Owner does not address the substance of Petitioner’s challenge, after considering the arguments…

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Biography/Memoir

…[Synthetic psilocybin] drug-backer Compass Pathways files for U.S. IPO

The London-based firm filed to raise US$100 million, a placeholder amount likely to change, according to a filing Friday [8/28/2020] with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. …has seen a renaissance in recent years in the scientific community. Scientists can’t exactly explain why psychedelics appear to help patients. Emerging brain-scanning technology suggests the substances can…

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…opposition to natural psychedelics & [entheogens/ethnobotanicals]?

A note about psychedelics and hallucinogens – These terms are often used interchangeably, which can be misleading. Many psychedelics [entheogens and ethnobotanicals] do not cause hallucinations at low doses. Therefore, using the blanket term hallucinogen to describe the effects of all doses of psilocybin [and psilocybin-containing mushrooms/psilocybe mushrooms], for example, is incorrect… Original Article (Psychedelic…

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[Does synthetic psilocybin]… cause nausea?

Some participants in studies using pure, synthetic psilocybin report nausea as a side effect of their treatment. This points the finger at [synthetic] psilocybin as a possible cause of nausea… Also, because the body quickly converts psilocybin to its active form psilocin, this suggests that psilocin may play a role in nausea. Original Article (Psychedelic…

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[Anesthetic dissociative] ketamine clinics [in] Los Angeles deemed ‘essential’ business…

…mental health clinic that provides IV ketamine infusions to treat mood disorders and chronic pain, is keeping its… facility open… Chief Operating Officer Sam Mandel says, “Our aim is to help patients and their families make well-informed decisions about their mental health by providing the latest data in a compassionate manner.”  Original Article (Digital Journal):Ketamine…

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