Phase 3 Trials: Participant Enrollment Begins This Summer

As summer comes to a close, we will begin the process of screening applications and enrolling participants for FDA-regulated Phase 3 trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), taking place at up to 16 sites in the U.S., Canada, and Israel.

These Phase 3 trials are starting in September 2018, and will assess the efficacy and safety of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in adult participants with PTSD. Over a 12-week treatment period, participants will be randomized to receive twelve non-drug preparatory and integration sessions lasting 90 minutes each along with three day-long sessions about a month apart of either MDMA or placebo in conjunction with psychotherapy. The primary endpoint will be the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS-5), as assessed by a blinded pool of independent raters.

The trials are the final phase of research required by the FDA before deciding whether to approve MDMA as a legal prescription treatment for PTSD. If approved, MDMA will be required to be used in conjunction with psychotherapy in an outpatient setting with a residential stay. Learn more…