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Pα+ Psychedelic Bulletin #167: Lykos Insiders, Affiliates Respond to Critics; FDA-Affiliated Workshop Discusses Ketamine; EMA Associates Publish Recap of Psychedelics Workshop

Lykos Insiders and Affiliates Respond to Critics In Wake of Negative ICER, AdComm Meetings • Might FDA Miss Its August 11th MDMA Decision Date? • FDA-Affiliated Workshop Discusses Ketamine’s Use In Mental Health • Colorado’s Regulated Psychedelics System Takes Shape • EMA Reps Recap Psychedelics Workshop • and more…

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The Psychedelic Renaissance

After a half-century of prohibition, psychedelics are once again entering the mainstream.

Today’s so-called “psychedelic renaissance” is represented by a seemingly exponential increase in research and development activity, billions of dollars of funding, psychedelic policy reform initiatives and successes across the world, and changing public perceptions.

Clinical Trials

Psychedelic Clinical Trials Started

Clinical trials involving psychedelics started, per year

 Phase 3 trials of MDMA-assisted therapy have been completed, with Phase 3 study of psilocybin underway.

$4+ billion

Invested in public and private psychedelic companies since 2020.

Psychedelic policy reforms are gaining pace at the federal, state and local level in the U.S. and internationally.


of psychiatrists agreed that psychedelics show promise in treating psychiatric disorders.

Barnett et al., 2023

On “Alpha”

‘Alpha’, in the investing world, refers to an excess return on investment relative to a benchmark. But we broaden the definition of alpha on both ends to include more than just economic returns on more than just economic investments.

Instead, we conceptualise alpha as the excess return on myriad investments that people may make in the present and future of psychedelics: beyond economic capital, people might invest time, energy, and effort, for example. And that excess return might not be (purely) financial, it might also be realised through a more impactful treatment paradigm for mental health, for example, where the ‘benchmark’ is the inadequate status quo.

All this to say, we’re not only for investors. In fact, most of our readers aren’t: many of them are practitioners, regulators, entrepreneurs, and so on.