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Old November 30th, 2016, 10:47 AM   #1
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Old November 30th, 2016, 11:13 AM   #2
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This is a real bad idea. To me, this is a back door to legalize even more drugs....drugs that are real bad news too....

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Old November 30th, 2016, 11:21 AM   #3
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there are thousands of vets and non vets with ptsd and no hope for a cure.if it works to help them have a normal life and function normally,i'm for it. they are legalizing pot for use in medical treatment,now they are looking to legalize and regulate ecstacy.

do i take the red or blue pill?

we have been expending millions/billions caring for people in general with ptsd issues.if this works,think of the money that will be saved to treat other medical issues.they can fit back into normal society

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MDMA was used in Europe as an anti-depressant but was discontinued in the 80's due to the high abuse potential compared to other similar meds. If the other meds don't work, then there may be a case for using it when necessary.

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I don't see this a a good thing, the psycho-tropic(???) drugs are bad news but I don't think we should go in the other direction where we find what drug is best to get us stoned and strung out on. If that's what one of my fellow Vets, does on their own is fine by me, but as a systemic treatment methodology of let's just get him high ans support his habit by calling it "medicinal", I'm not going along with that.

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Old January 1st, 2017, 05:51 AM   #6
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Because it's called "ecstasy" it must be bad! Instead of worrying about drugs administered by a qualified physician after FDA approval, let's worry about alcohol which many with PTSD use to self-medicate. Not only does alcohol not help, it exacerbates the condition.

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Old January 1st, 2017, 06:08 AM   #7
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FDA approves trial of Ecstasy to treat PTSD
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The federal government has OK'd clinical trials of the outlawed drug ecstasy, known for its euphoric effects, as a means to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the phase 3 clinical trials on Tuesday. The drug has been tested for its ability to make patients more comfortable discussing traumatic events.

Commonly known as Molly or the chemical MDMA, the substance has been a popular club drug for decades.

The National Institutes of Health claims ecstasy was created in Germany in the early 1900s. A small number of U.S. psychiatrists started using it on patients in the 1970s under the government's supervision. Then, as the drug hit the underground scene in the 1980s, it was banned by the government.

In one previous trial, ecstasy was given to patients by the psychiatrist during therapy sessions as part of a larger treatment schedule. The patients, according to the New York Times, reported a 56 percent decrease in the severity of symptoms on average. By the end of the study, two-thirds of the patients no longer met the criteria for PTSD.

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Old January 1st, 2017, 06:30 AM   #8
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Excellent way to make sure more vets lose their 2A rights.

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