Tag: Clinical Trials

  • MDMA Synthesis in 3 Steps & How it could help PTSD Therapy

    MDMA Synthesis in 3 Steps & How it could help PTSD Therapy

    The MDMA synthesis is not complex from a chemistry perspective. More interestingly, recent clinical trials have indicated MDMA-assisted therapy is highly effective for people with severe PTSD. Today we will look at MDMA’s history and its chemical syntheses. We will dispel myths about MDMA’s discovery and review the first kilo-gram scale MDMA synthesis published in…

  • Synthesis of Psilocybin and How Magic Mushrooms Rewire Brain Networks

    Synthesis of Psilocybin and How Magic Mushrooms Rewire Brain Networks

    Did you know that the active chemical in magic mushrooms psilocybin can rewire and make the human brain more flexible, translating into major therapeutic benefit in depression and other conditions? This has led to Australia approving specific medicinal use of psychedelics as the first country. You will be surprised to hear that psilocybin can be…

  • Are New Drugs Really Better Than Existing Ones?

    Are New Drugs Really Better Than Existing Ones?

    You probably know that drugs can get very expensive. What do you think – what percentage of new drugs actually provide significant therapeutic benefit compared to existing treatments? And do you think that drugs with a low clinical benefit are indeed priced any cheaper than highly beneficial ones? Beyond drug prices, we will also talk…

  • World’s Most Expensive Drug: Greedy or Fair?

    World’s Most Expensive Drug: Greedy or Fair?

    What is the most expensive drug in the world? Imagine a single dose of medicine priced at $3.5 MILLION. Since the approval of the gene therapy Hemgenix in late 2022, this is a reality. This eye-popping price is easy to scrutinize, especially if you know the truth behind most newly approved drugs. Drug manufacturers think…

  • Can “Safe” Ibogaine Help Treat Addiction? (Psychedelic chemistry)

    Can “Safe” Ibogaine Help Treat Addiction? (Psychedelic chemistry)

    The psychedelic ibogaine has built a reputation as an anti-addiction magic bullet. By now even have the Wolf of Wallstreet vouching for it. Drug manufacturers who fuelled the opioid crisis are forced to blow billions on lawsuit settlements. The state of Kentucky recently announced they might use double-digit millions for ibogaine research. Maybe you’ve heard…