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Senators Call for Report on State of Psychedelic Research

MoFo Life Sciences

26 May 2022

Earlier this month, Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) sent a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging both agencies to advance research on the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs. This letter comes at a time when psychedelics are garnering increased attention for their potential medical and therapeutic benefits, and shedding some of the stigma that has dogged them since the 1960s. Widespread approval for psychedelic treatments remains unlikely, but the tide is slowly turning. For the regulated community, this is a trend worth watching.

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