Thought I was pretty up to date on things, until today, when I first heard of the drug “Ibogaine.” Not a drug actually, but apparently a naturally occurring psychedelic substance that cures heroin and other opioid addictions?
I heard about it while watching “Law & Order, SVU.” Sounded too good to be true so I Googled it and found it to be a real substance, and for some, apparently a real cure for addiction. I found a clinic in Mexico, that offers Ibogaine treatments ranging in price from $9,000 to $30,000.
According to the tv show, and some of what I found on the Internet, Ibogaine is not legal in the U.S., because big-pharma makes more money from treating addiction than curing it.
If this is true, then it is one of the more outrageous aspects of the negligence exibited by our broken federal government.
Again, if it is true, one wonders what other cures are possibly being withheld from an unsuspecting public because it is more profitable to treat disease than to cure it? Additionally, if there are dangers associated with the clinical use of Ibogaine, what motivation does big-pharma have to develop its safe use, if it will mean a drop in profits?