Prodigy

Retro Drugs As Modern Medicine?

By: Ben Preiss - Published: • References: newscientist and sciam
Baby boomers that experimented with LSD and magic mushrooms in the 60's and 70's are now senior scientists nearing retirement in the FDA and other institutions, and are no longer afraid to assert their belief that psychedelics have a place in modern medical therapy.

After a break of 20 years research quietly began again in the early 90's and has been gaining credibility, current studies involve the treatment of cluster headaches, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), severe anxiety in terminal cancer patients, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcoholism and opiate addiction and the FDA has approved clinical trials in the U.S., Switzerland, Israel and Spain.