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Medical regulator looking at approving MDMA for medicinal use in Australia

Ben Fordham
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MDMA could be used to treat mental illness, if approved by Australia’s medical regulator.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration is expected to make a decision on legalising MDMA and psilocybin – the active ingredient in magic mushrooms – to treat depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Former trade minister and board member at Mind Medicine Australia, Andrew Robb, told Ben he’s hopeful it will be approved.

“We’re seeing up to 60-80 per cent remission in trials overseas.

“We need a gamechanger because the current antidepressants are not keeping up with the massive growth in mental health in Australia and they’re not adequate.”

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