Canadian Study: Nine Grams of MDMA Arrive in Canada after Four-Year Delay

On April 16, 2013, the nine grams of MDMA to be used in our upcoming Canadian study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD arrived at the study pharmacy. Our efforts to start the study began in 2007, and we began seeking the import permit after Health Canada approved the protocol in March 2009. The Canadian pharmacist worked for more than 2½ years to make the security adjustments to the pharmacy required by Health Canada for the import permit. We are now preparing to submit a series of minor protocol amendments to Health Canada and to the Canadian Institutional Review Board. Once these amendments are approved, which could take several weeks to several months, we will begin screening and treating subjects.