Canadian Study: Health Canada Completes Pharmacy Inspection for Canadian MDMA/PTSD Study

On May 10, 2011, officials from Health Canada completed their inspection of the Vancouver pharmacy that will be used to store the MDMA capsules to be used in our upcoming Canadian study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. According to Canadian regulations, the pharmacy must have adequate security and accountability before we can be granted a license to import MDMA from Switzerland in Canada. Health Canada has told us to expect the results of the inspection before the end of June. Once the import license has been approved, we will submit the final study documents to Health Canada and schedule the study initiation. We have now been working for about two years (since Health Canada approved the protocol) to obtain the import permits for the study, and we are hoping to start this study soon.