FDA Approves Final Stage Of Legalizing Medical Ecstasy
Based on results from earlier trials the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) has approved a large scale Phase 3 clinical trial for using Ecstasy as a prescription drug to treat PTSD. This would be the final stage of trials before approving the drugs legal use. According to the New York Times "The F.D.A declined to comment on any of its trials, citing regulations that prohibit divulging information regarding the drugs and tests being run".
PTSD(Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a major problem for our veterans and many drugs have been looked into in the past for treatment such as Ecstasy, LSD, and Marijuana.
Dr. Charles R. Marmar, the head of psychiatry at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine, told the New York Times “If they can keep getting good results, it will be of great use. PTSD can be very hard to treat. Our best therapies right now don’t help 30 to 40 percent of people. So we need more options.”
Many are concerned with people abusing the drug since it is known as a "Feel Good Drug" Ecstasy is very easy to become addicted and if taken over a long period of time has proven to cause brain damage.