Contracts Finalized for Israeli Study of MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD

On December 25, 2011, MAPS and the Research Fund at Beer Ya’akov Mental Hospital finalized the contracts for our upcoming Israeli study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. The Ethics Committee at Beer Ya’akov Mental Hospital approved the insurance certificate for the study on November 29, which was the final document required prior to finalizing the study contract. The Ministry of Health and the Ethics Committee has already approved the protocol. The second of three Israeli therapists have received MDMA in our therapist training protocol, with the third to receive MDMA in a few weeks. Our clinical team is now preparing for a study kick-off meeting with the site to prepare for screening Israeli subjects.