Canadian Study: Health Canada Places Major Hurdle in Front of MDMA/PTSD Study

After over a year of planning and preparations to conduct an MDMA/PTSD study in Vancouver, Health Canada placed a major hurdle on the study. For the past several months, we have been under the impression that obtaining a permit to import the MDMA to Canada was the only thing standing in the way of starting the study. Unfortunately we have now been told that our study needs to be conducted in conjunction with a Canadian institution, and will likely have to take place at that institution. We had previously planned for the study to take place at the private office of Principal Investigator Ingrid Pacey, M.D. We are now working to figure out the best means of affiliating Ingrid with an institution and what impact this will have on our projected budget for this study.