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Psychedelic Drug Research Making a Comeback

In the 1950s and early 1960s, researchers within both academic and governmental institutions extensively investigated the clinical potential of psychedelic drugs, notably both LSD and psilocybin, the psychoactive substance in “magic mushrooms.” This early research aimed to understand the biological underpinnings of schizophrenia and to find new treatments for psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety...

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Long Awaited CMS Rules on Medicare Coverage for CAR-T Therapies

In August, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized long-sought rules framing the coverage of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) treatments. Two CAR-T therapeutics are currently on the market: Gilead’s Yescarta and Novartis’ Kymriah, both approved for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) with the latter also approved for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Under...