Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
The Food and Drug Administration gave the green light to a Harvard proposal to test the benefits of the illegal street drug known as "Ecstasy" in patients diagnosed with severe anxiety related to advanced cancer...
The FDA's approval puts the study on track to become the first test of a psychedelic substance since 1963 at Harvard, where drug guru Timothy Leary lost his teaching privileges after using students in experiments with LSD and other hallucinogens.
Already, MDMA is being tested for its ability to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Two U.S. studies are looking at the usefulness of psilocybin, the active ingredient in "magic mushrooms," in terminally ill cancer patients and in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
In the coming year, advocates hope to submit to the FDA an application to test psilocybin and LSD as treatments for a debilitating syndrome known as cluster headaches.