August 13, 2019

Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges

(New York Times) – A national panel of health experts recommended on Tuesday that doctors screen all adult patients for illicit drug use, including improper use of prescription medications. But the group, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, stopped … Read More

July 31, 2019

Psychedelic Medicine Is Coming. The Law Isn’t Ready

(Scientific American) – In March, the Food and Drug Administration approved esketamine, a drug that produces psychedelic effects, to treat depression—the first psychedelic ever to clear that bar. Meanwhile the FDA has granted “breakthrough therapy” status—a designation that enables fast-tracked … Read More

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