MDMA/PTSD Research in Israel

MAPS sent a draft of the MDMA/PTSD pilot study that MAPS is seeking to sponsor in Israel to Dr. Moshe Kotler and Dr. Jorge Gleser, Israeli Ministry of Health, for their review. MAPS’ conference on MDMA/PTSD research, held at Beer Yakov Mental Health Center near Tel Aviv on November 14 for members of the Israeli Ministry of Health, the Israeli Society of Addiction Medicine, and the Israeli Anti-Drug Authority, was very well received. The conference and the proposed pilot study were discussed in a positive article mentioned on the front page of Maariv, Israel’s second largest newspaper. The protocol design meeting, held at Beer Yakov on Nov. 17, was also productive, with the draft protocol submitted today reflecting design choices made at that meeting.