Swiss LSD/End-of-Life Anxiety Study Moving Forward; Protocol Amendment Accepted by IRB

On May 25, 2010, the Swiss Ethics Committee approved our amendment to the original LSD protocol that will allow us to make audio and video recordings of the therapy sessions. These recordings will be available to patients who request them and will enable our research team to study the tapes for the development of an LSD-assisted psychotherapy treatment manual.

On June 22, the 8th subject in our Swiss study of LSD-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of anxiety associated with life-threatening illnesses had the first of two experimental sessions with LSD. Principal Investigator Peter Gasser, M.D. is now seeking to recruit the final of the 12 subjects required for the study. Meanwhile, we’re moving forward collecting follow-up data on the first of the subjects who have already completed the research program.