Category: FDA

FDA panel rejects MDMA-based treatment for PTSD

A potential treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder using the psychedelic MDMA was overwhelmingly rejected by a panel of federal regulators on Tuesday, marking what could be a major setback for the use of psychedelics in the treatment of mental illness. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel voted 10-1 against endorsing the safety of MDMA in treating PTSD, and 9-2 against its efficacy. The group…

Multi-state E.coli outbreak connected to walnuts: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned on Tuesday of an E. coli outbreak linked to organic walnuts sold in bulk that has so far infected 12 people across the states of California and Washington. Seven people have been hospitalized and two have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a dangerous kidney disease, the CDC said. There have been no deaths reported. Almost all of…