MindMed Initiates Phase 2a LSD Trial for the Treatment of Adult ADHD
MindMed (MNMD) is collaborating with universities in Switzerland and the Netherlands to study the effects of microdosing LSD on adults with ADHD. Patients will be assessed on symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity after microdosing twice a week for six weeks.
“The study builds on the growing evidence demonstrating LSD has the potential to improve mood and selective cognitive processes,” says the company’s new CEO, Robert Barrow, who wasappointed this week.
Nova Mentis (NOVA) and Mycrodose Therapeutics successfully created a transdermal patch that delivers Nova’s psilocybin formulation through the skin. The companies aim to use the patch to administer microdoses to autistic patients to treat cognitive impairments.
This method could be administered at home to reduce medical costs for families and save time for overworked medical professionals.
MINDCURE’s (MCUR) digital therapeutics platform was certified as HIPAA compliant, meaning that it effectively protects sensitive patient data. The certification gets the company one step closer to commercially deploying the platform in Q2 of 2022.
In some un-inspirational news, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration rejected an application to reschedule MDMA and psilocybin for therapeutic research, noting that the drugs pose acute and long-term risks if used outside a clinical setting 🙄
COMPASS Pathways’ (CMPS) patent for crystalline psilocybin is being challenged by the non-profit Freedom to Operate. After conducting advanced analysis, the organization is confident that the formulation isn’t novel and has been known for decades.
Doseology Sciences Inc. (MOOD), a functional mushroom company, is preparing to expand into the psilocybin market with a recent application for a controlled substance Dealer’s License and a new addition to its research team. The company aims to develop and sell novel strains of psychedelic mushrooms once granted the license.