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FDA To Approve X As Prescription Drug?

 - Nov 26, 2007
References: slate
Within a year MDMA, better known as the drug ecstasy, may be approved by the FDA as a prescription drug... but not for recreational fun.

"Ecstasy gained notoriety as a party drug in the 1980s and 1990s," said. "(Recall teenagers at raves with sparkly eyes and pacifiers rolling and dancing all night; a revival appears to be under way in England.) Enthusiasts say the drug makes them feel relaxed, energetic, and mentally clear. One likened it to a six-hour orgasm. In rare cases, however, users died after dancing for hours and overheating, or after taking mixtures of ecstasy and other drugs."

So why would the FDA approve it?

Researchers are using ecstasy as a treatment for post traumatic stress disorder. Harvard University is currently working on studies to show whether or not "x" could give relief to cancer patients when combined with traditional therapies.