HEFFTER BLOG

The New Yorker magazine has a brief but powerful documentary video illustrating their recent article on psychedelic research. The video features cinematographer Eddie Marritz, one of the subjects in the Heffter-sponsored study on psilocybin therapy for cancer patients at New York University.Magic Mushrooms and the...

An opinion piece in the popular news magazine THE WEEK encourages government funding of scientific research into psychedelics. National correspondent Brian Cooper examines how pharmaceutical companies fund research on new drugs using two examples–psychedelics and antibiotics. In both cases, the industry has financial incentives for avoiding research. The...

As a sign of growing public awareness and acceptance of psychedelic research, The New Yorker, possibly the nation’s most prestigious general-interest magazine, features an extensive article on the subject in its issue of February 9th, 2015. Author Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) focuses on the...

The new issue of the journal Current Drug Abuse Reviews is devoted to psychedelic research. The issue includes articles on the use of psychedelics for treating substance abuse, crisis intervention, and the subjective experiences of psilocybin users in an fMRI study.“We are witnessing a revival of...

An article in the New York Times Sunday Review section of November 29, 2014, discusses the use of psilocybin for treating depression and other serious medical conditions. Writer Eugenia Bone, the author of Mycophilia: Revelations From the Weird World of Mushrooms, covers the history and culture...