FDA Approves Magic Mushrooms For Depression

FDA Approves Magic Mushrooms For Depression

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the psychedelic ingredient in magic mushrooms for a drug trial for treatment-resistant depression. The agency gave the green light to Compass Pathways, a life sciences firm, to perform clinical trials using psilocybin. Occurring naturally in magic mushrooms, psilocybin is a hallucinogenic which can cause feelings of euphoria. According to a statement by Compass Pathways, 216 patients with treatment-resistant depression will take part in the phase two trial across 12 to 15 research sites in North America and Europe, which will start in the U.K. later this month. Researchers will dose participants with psilocybin while they receive psychological support. The firm hopes...

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