AGONY OF ECSTASY RESEARCH

THE AGONY OF ECSTASY RESEARCH: Science Gets Recruited in the Drug War, by Ronald Bailey. Reason Magazine Online.

The politics of Research

The politics of Research by Harry Shapiro, is published in the Nov/Dec issue of the British magazine, Druglink. This article reports that Ricaurte’s mislabeling error “came to light when a …

Massachusetts Considers Medical Marijuana

WBUR, the Boston NPR station, broadcast a long, positive story about medical marijuana and the UMass Amherst project, with interviews with Rick Doblin, UMass Amherst Prof. Lyle Craker, and ONDCP’s …

RTI Denies it Made Mistake

RTI denies it made mistake that torpedoed results of a $1.3M study. Triangle Business Journal, by Leo John.

DEA Inspection Goes Very Well

Several DEA agents inspected Dr. Mithoefer’s facility today as part of DEA’s review of his application for a Schedule I license to handle the 3.5 grams of MDMA needed for the entire study. …

Protocol Improvements Recommended by IRBs

Though MAPS’ long series of interactions with multiple IRBs was often frustrating, several improvements have been incorporated into the protocol design as a result of recommendations/requirements …