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Psychedelic-like drug MDMA inches closer to FDA approval

MDMA, the popular psychedelic-like drug also called “ecstasy” or “molly,” has a storied reputation in underground rave culture but also has a long-established history of clinical use before it was banned in the 1980s. Officially known as 3,4-methyl?enedioxy methamphetamine, researchers have been exploring its possible effectiveness at treating alcoholism and social anxiety in autism....

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Gun violence survivors struggle with long-term trauma — and experts say we’re not doing enough

When President Joe Biden referred to an “epidemic” of gun violence on the anniversary of the Uvalde shooting, he was not simply using a rhetorical flourish. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that one out of five Americans say they have been personally threatened with a gun (the figure is one out of three for Black Americans), while one out of six say they have personally witnessed someone being shot....

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