Get Ready for Medicinal MDMA
Posted on Aug 21, 2011
A team of scientists in Britain is championing the cancer-fighting properties of Ecstasy, the touchy-feely party drug that makes you feel great whether or not it’s punching holes in your brain.
Researchers say the drug could be turned into a treatment for certain blood cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma, if its cancer-fighting properties were enhanced and its lethal potential diminished.
One of the commenters on the article linked below made an interesting point regarding MDMA’s dangers, which might offset its medicinal value: “I just love this reference to ‘safe’ drugs. ALL cancer drugs are far from safe, they are actually extremely dangerous and/or poisonous with nasty side effects.”
Tell us what you think in our own comments section below this post. —PZS
Researchers from Birmingham University claimed the designer drug, also known as MDMA, could be used to treat leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma after making it 100 times more effective at suppressing growth.
Ecstasy was already known to be effective against more than half of white blood cell cancers, but previously the large dose required to treat a tumour would also have killed the patient.
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