NIDA commences animal testing on Ibogaine

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Marketletter (Publications) Ltd.

Marketletter

January 4, 1993

SECTION: ISSN: 0140-4288

LENGTH: 83 words

HEADLINE: IBOGAINE IN DRUG MISUSE

BODY: – The US National Institute on Drug Abuse is conducting animal tests on ibogaine, a hallucinogenic derivative of a West African drug used in religious and hunting rituals. A single dose of the compound has been reported in Dutch studies to prevent addicts’ craving for cocaine and heroin for up to six months, while preventing withdrawal symptoms. However, these studies have not yet been verified.

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