U.S. Boulder Study: DEA Conducts Inspection of MDMA Storage Facility

On May 3, 2012, an official from the Denver office of the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted an inspection of the safe and facility to be used to store the MDMA for our upcoming intern study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD in Boulder, Colorado. The inspection is required to establish that the MDMA storage site is adequately secure and compliant with federal regulations. However, since the safe was at the study physician’s office rather than where the treatments will take place, it will need to be unbolted from the floor and moved to the treatment location. Once the safe has been moved, a new inspection will be required. Once we have met the DEA’s security requirements, the study physician will be granted his Schedule I license and we will proceed with the study initiation and begin screening subjects.