TORONTO – Novamind (CSE:NM)(OTCQB:NVMDF)(FSE:HN2), a mental health company specialized in psychedelic medicine reported it has been granted Schedule 1 licenses from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for Dr. Reid Robison, Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Paul Thielking, Chief Scientific Officer. The DEA Licenses are required for research sites planning to host clinical trials for psilocybin, enabling principal investigators to store and administer this controlled substance.
“Obtaining the DEA Licenses is a critical step towards hosting clinical trials for psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy,” commented Dr. Robison. “We’re proud of our clinical research organization’s track record investigating innovative solutions for central nervous system conditions. This milestone reflects our expertise and enables us to continue on our mission to create breakthroughs in mental health treatment.”
Psilocybin has shown significant positive outcomes for people with major depressive disorder and for reducing anxiety and depression in people with life-threatening cancer. As of today, there are over 50 clinical studies actively examining the use of psilocybin, as listed on www.clinicaltrials.gov.
“The DEA Licenses are timely,” said Dr. Thielking, who last week launched Psychedelic Palliative Care by Novamind, a first of its kind program to support the mental health of patients and families struggling with serious illness. “We anticipate that this progress will accelerate the approval process for us to become a research site for additional psychedelic clinical studies in the future.”
Novamind is a leading mental health company enabling safe access to psychedelic medicine through a network of clinics and clinical research sites. Novamind provides ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and other novel treatments through its network of Cedar Psychiatry clinics and operates Cedar Clinical Research, a contract research organization specialized in clinical trials and evidence-based research for psychedelic medicine. Both Cedar Psychiatry and Cedar Clinical Research are wholly owned subsidiaries of Novamind.
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