Switzerland Study: One-Year Follow-Up Study Proceeds

The Swiss MDMA/PTSD study, led by Principal Investigator Peter Oehen M.D. with co-investigator Verena Widmer, R.N., has completed all experimental treatments and is currently in the one-year follow-up phase. The experiential portion of the study was completed in January 2010. Six subjects have completed the long-term follow-up, one subject has withdrawn from the long-term follow-up, and five subjects are yet to complete this portion of the study.

MAPS has built a new database to store the data for this study and the database has been verified for accuracy. We are now recruiting an intern or two to assist with data entry from this study. We will be choosing interns amongst applicants who pass stringent tests of accuracy in data entry. Katharina Kirchner, M.A. who is assisting our Swiss LSD/end-of-life anxiety study, will also be assisting the investigators of this study with data entry and data clean up. We anticipate that the data entry will take two months to complete, with additional time required to ensure accuracy of data in the database. The final analysis won’t be completed until the study ends at the beginning of 2011.