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Arketamine and esketamine are the R(-) and S(+) enantiomers of ketamine, a compound that has been used for everything from anaesthesia and sedation to chronic pain and depression. Recently, esketamine as a nasal spray (Spravato™) made history as the first psychedelic-type substance approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment resistant depression.

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Between 1991 and 2011, against the backdrop of a PR campaign aimed at convincing consumers that opioids were both safe and non-addictive , the United States saw a threefold spike in annual opioid prescription rates (from 76 to 219 million). Before long, misuse and addiction had exploded: By 2018, a full 2.1 million Americans met the diagnostic criteria for opioid use disorder, while 2 million misused prescription opioids for the first time. 47,600 people died from an opioid overdose.

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While psychedelics are an important component of the dawning mental healthcare revolution, it is critical to recognize that a comprehensive response to the global mental health crisis ought to be as diverse as possible. To this end, GABA Therapeutics is pursuing a natural approach based on the brain’s ability to correct imbalances that underlie many CNS disorders.

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While psychedelics are an important component of the dawning mental healthcare revolution, non-psychedelics will also play key roles in both treatment and prevention of new cases. To this end, Neuronasal, Inc. is developing well-known and FDA-approved OTC compound N acetylcysteine (NAC) as a promising treatment for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) using intranasal administration for direct nose-to-brain delivery.

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N, N-dimethyltryptamine

Even among psychedelics, DMT is extraordinary. Sometimes called the “sprit molecule”, this endogenous psychoactive compound occurs naturally in many plants and animals, and has been implicated in everything from dreaming to religious experiences. However, unlike most psychedelics, for example psilocybin, DMT exhibits extremely rapid onset and short duration of action.

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Despite limited scientific information, the DEA announced their intention to classify kratom, Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine as Schedule I on the Controlled Substance Act in 2016. Shortly after, a major push-back consisting of 23,000 written pleas from the general public, legislators and scientific community members challenged the DEA’s decision. For the first time in history, the DEA withdrew their intention to schedule a substance.

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Tianeptine derivative

Discovered and patented by the French Society of Medical Research in the 1960s, tianeptine has been an approved medication in France for decades and is marketed in a number of other European and Asian countries. It is not, however, currently available in the US and most countries in Europe.

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MDMA derivative

Commonly known as ‘ecstasy’, one compound is seeing a resurgence not on the dancefloors, but rather in the clinics of researchers who have identified its value in treating a number of psychiatric disorders. With a Phase III trial now underway, many anticipate MDMA to be the first psychedelic-like drug to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of PTSD.

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