Ibogaine Patents @ the USPO

Ibogaine Patents @ the United States Patent Office (USPO) Use of ibogaine in reducing excitotoxic brain damage Use of ibogaine in reducing excitotoxic brain damage This invention discloses that ibogaine, a plant derivative, can be used as a safe NMDA antagonist at relatively high dosages (including dosages high enough to…

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Ibogaine Abstracts on PubMed

18-Methoxycoronaridine (18-MC) and ibogaine: comparison of antiaddictive efficacy, toxicity, and mechanisms of action. 18-Methoxycoronaridine (18-MC) and ibogaine: comparison of antiaddictive efficacy, toxicity, and mechanisms of action. 18-MC, a novel iboga alkaloid congener, is being developed as a potential treatment for multiple forms of drug abuse. Like ibogaine (40 mg/kg), 18-MC…

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NBC: KRON 4

Hallucinogen May Cure Drug Addiction (Copyright 2004, KRON 4. All rights reserved.) BAY AREA (KRON) — Drug addiction has been the plague of modern America. But that could now change forever. What started as a rumor may now actually be an incredible breakthrough in the battle against addictions of all…

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Seeking Ways to Crack Cocaine Addiction

Feature: Seeking Ways to Crack Cocaine Addiction The Lancet [Volume 352, Number 9136] 17 October 1998 by Kelly Morris The use of cocaine, a highly addictive stimulant and euphoriant with few physical withdrawal symptoms, is increasing. Up to 10% of ever-users will become heavy users, particularly if they inject the…

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Data Accrue on “Visionary” Agent to Interrupt Addiction

Science & Medicine: Data Accrue on “Visionary” Agent to Interrupt Addiction The Lancet [Volume 354, Number 9193] 27 November 1999 by Kelly Morris Few therapies exist for drug addiction, and unfortunately one agent that has shown promise– the plant alkaloid ibogaine–is mostly given in unsafe settings by addict self-help groups,…

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Addicted to Addiction

University of Miami’s Deborah Mash believes ibogaine could be the wonder drug to end all drugs. And she’s ready to risk everything to prove it. By Paula Park (Originally published in Miami New Times — 09.11.1997) Deborah Mash and her three colleagues from the University of Miami strolled into the…

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One-Step Cure for Addiction?

by Jerome Burne Focus Magazine / (July 2000) Beneath a brilliant vault of stars, a young man is sitting on a rug somewhere out in the South African veldt. But he only has eyes for the extraordinary parade of images inside his head. There is a tremor to his legs…

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Anti-Addiction Drug in Limbo

Illegal in U.S., ibogaine advocates say it blocks withdrawal symptoms By Malcolm Ritter / Associated Press (2000) What if addiction, whether to cocaine, heroin or alcohol, could be broken by taking a single pill? That’s the audacious claim behind ibogaine, an extract of an African shrub. But don’t look for…

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Uncovering Ibogaine

the Deborah Mash Interview with Paul DeRienzo Dr. Deborah Mash is a faculty member in the Department of Neurology of the University of Miami, School of Medicine with a secondary appointment in Cellular Molecular Pharmacology. Dr. Mash’s area of expertise is called Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience and her doctoral dissertation was…

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Natural Healing

A Miracle Cure for Addiction? by Tristram Korten Photographs © 2006, Simon Hare Photography Ocean Drive Magazine / (April 2006) Though South Beach may be a hotspot for A-list substance abuse, across the causeway a Miami doctor is struggling to legalize an astonishing treatment derived from an African plant. Most…

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