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Ending the Ban on Psychoactive Drug Research?

Walgreen'sA recent Scientific American article called for the end of the ban on psychoactive drug research. No kidding.

On one side, it could be about big pharma wanting to be able to create new patents for stuff that they can sell - but it may be more involved than that.

From the article:

New thinking is desperately needed to aid the estimated 14 million American adults who suffer from severe mental illness. Innovation would likely accelerate if pharmacologists did not have to confront an antiquated legal framework that, in effect, declares off-limits a set of familiar compounds that could potentially serve as the chemical basis for entire new classes of drugs.

I'm not sure that we need more drugs or less. It's worth a bit of discussion. It's a thought provoking article.




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