FDA Urged to Approve Ibogaine

Copyright 1993 The Atlanta Constitution
The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

August 26, 1993

LOAD-DATE-MDC: October 14, 1993

SECTION: NATIONAL NEWS; Section A; Page 4

HEADLINE: WASHINGTON IN BRIEF Harmony of Greenspan, Clinton a big surprise

BYLINE: By Ernie Freda STAFF WRITER

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FDA URGED TO APPROVE DRUG: A federal advisory panel recommended Wednesday that the Food and Drug Administration allow limited human testing of a potent hallucinogenic drug, ibogaine, that is believed to help some heroin and cocaine addicts overcome their addictions. After strenuous debate, the committee voted to allow University of Miami researchers to begin testing the drug on as many as 12 human volunteers, according to a member of the research team that submitted the formal proposal to the FDA. The final decision on the human tests will be made by the FDA.

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