Copyright 1993 Predicasts, a Division of Ziff Communications Co.
Marketletter (Publications) Ltd.
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.