As Feds Claim Pot Has “No Medicinal Use” FDA Approves Horse Tranquilizer for Depression

Looking at the evidence of hypocrisy drug war government in the name of profit it came Tuesday with the announcement by Janssen Pharmaceuticals FDA Ketamine put on the fast track for approval for the treatment of major depression.





Ketamine, also called escatimine – who has a reputation behind the scenes as a party drug, known as “Special K” for its sedative effects and sometimes amazing – currently most commonly used as a veterinary tranquilizer, although the Food and Drug Administration first approved human use in 1970.

With outside the uses label, including treatment for pain, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder, among others, as CNN pointed out, the last FDA approval of ketamine will test “therapy progress” in the treatment of major depressive disorder the.

“In the US alone, there are more than 41,000 suicides a year, many of which result from untreated or poorly treated more depression,” said Husseini K. Manji, MD, Global Head of Janssen and neuroscience therapeutic area, in a statement Tuesday. “This appointment reinforces the potential esketamine as a new treatment for patients with major depressive disorder who are at imminent risk of suicide, a condition for which there is currently no approved treatment and represents a major public health problem. We are currently conducting clinical trials to further evaluate the clinical benefit of esketamine and look forward to working closely with the FDA throughout the development process and review to bring this important new potential therapy for patients in critical need. “

scientists and doctors have much research to be carried out, since – although ketamine has been proven effective for treating numerous ailments -. how it works is not entirely clear

“not exactly know how it works,” said Dr. Julie Coffman department of internal medicine, palliative care and palliative medicine, which is not affiliated with Janssen of OhioHealth Riverside Methodist hospital.

Animal studies indicate remodels Ketamine nerves by activating “plasticity processes” forming new connections between brain cells, explained Dr. Dan Iosifescu, associate professor of psychiatry and neurology at the School of Teacher Icahn Medicine Mount Sinai, CNN reported.

“What is unique about the Ketamine is, this happens in hours or days, whereas with other medicines for depression, this happens in weeks or months,” said Iosifescu.

despite the expansion of the potential uses for Ketamine, widely regarded as little more than a party drug, marks a necessary progress, activists cannabis should consider immediately the blatant hypocrisy FDA.

time as ketamine, cannabis has proven time and again enormous flexibility to treat a broad spectrum of diseases, disorders and psychiatric conditions. However, less than a week before the rapid processing of the first, the DEA – which is under the regulatory control of the FDA – humorless announced would not move to reschedule cannabis from its current status of a narcotic substance lacking any potential. doctor

benefit

countless stories of doctors, researchers and patients show cannabis – both smoked and its cannabidiol derivative form – the realization of what would otherwise be called miraculous healings of conditions ranging from chronic seizures of PTSD. DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg, however, chose to blatantly ignore both accounts and more rapidly growing public sentiment that full legalization is approved – not just for medical use -. plant

“This decision is not based on risk,” Rosenberg said of the unjustifiable absurd choice not remove cannabis in the same category as cocaine and heroin. “This decision is based on whether marijuana, as determined by the FDA, it is a safe and effective drug. It’s not.”

tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of patients treated with success with cannabis in the US alone would vehemently disagree.

“It is very sad that the DEA has chosen to continue decades of ignoring the voices of patients who benefit from medical marijuana,” said Tom Angell, president of marijuana most in a press release following the announcement last week. “President Obama has always said he would let science – not ideology -. Dictate politics, but in this case his administration is maintaining a war on drugs failed instead of real looking approach, evidence that marijuana have existing medical value “

beyond the obvious benefits of cannabis has directly provided to beneficiaries of the drug war – the prison industry for profit, police and brochure militarization of government the total state and local governments fathomless harvested in fines and court costs, etc., ad infinitum – the biggest benefactor is the elephant-in-the-environment :. Big Pharma

in fact, in case of doubt remained about the connection between the government and the insidious pharmaceutical industry, decisions as opposed to not change the date of cannabis compared to green light to ketamine drug sometimes comfortably party annihilates any uncertainty.



to call the hypocritical decision would not only be an egregious understatement, it would confuse the obvious relationship between large pharmaceutical companies and government supervisor lapdog.

Of course, this is not meant to minimize the importance of loosening controls over ketamine, since the drug definitely provides relief for many who desperately need. But criticism is presented as a further validation of the drug war was never about drugs -. It is benefits through the politicization control

Decades of false propaganda excuse the government – first in the attempt to essentially criminalize blacks and hippies, then through scaremongering about nonexistent dangers of cannabis – have left an untold number of people without critical treatment plant could provide

even beyond that, these brochures disproportionate arbitrary by the government more of the futility of war test. drug proved

If the government really interested in injury prevention, the drug war would end completely – with it, by the way allows physicians to treat patients with any substance they choose .; stop violent and deadly raids another respectfully homes of civil law; emptying, compartmentalized, and equally problematic prisons overcrowded prison industry; many military operations abroad would have to be abandoned; and elimination of the so-called military government need to police departments nationwide surplus brochures.


However, it is not interested in that – because of the corporate plutocracy go through our government must feed its voracious desire for profits, or simply wither and die. And the legalization of cannabis, ketamine, and every other call of illicit substances pose an existential threat to the state and its cohorts.

By Claire Bernish of thefreethoughtprojec t

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