[ibogaine] Fw: [drugwar] Ibogaine gets the Reefer Madnesstreatment in UK newspaper

Tommy tgoodson7 at cox.net
Sun Aug 1 11:58:58 EDT 2004


Hello,

Tommy Goodson is not able to respond at this time because of sickness.

Sorry,

James Goodson, brother
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Hattie" <epoptica at freeuk.com>
To: <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 2:31 AM
Subject: Re: [ibogaine] Fw: [drugwar] Ibogaine gets the Reefer
Madnesstreatment in UK newspaper


> >Hey Preston,
>
> The Sunday Mercury is marginal..... I had never heard of it until now! I
was
> contacted by a reporter in the midlands a few weeks ago who said she was
> writing for a local paper up there which must be this.
>
> Local papers don't get read that widely and certainly noone in the south
of
> the country would ever get to see it. Slightly worrying about the
discussion
> with the department for health. However we have to remember there has been
> loads of really positive press recently most of which has been in the
> mainstream media - The BBC, The Observer and the Daily Mirror.
>
> The Mercury......well someone was bound to write that type of piece and
> luckily it was only a local.
>
> Hattie
>
>
> >   Here's comes that slightly trepidatious feeling again.
> >   But hey, no risk, no gain, right?
> > Peace and love,
> > Preston
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Robert Merkin" <bobmerk at earthlink.net>
> > To: <drugwar at mindvox.com>
> > Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 2:03 PM
> > Subject: [drugwar] Ibogaine gets the Reefer Madness treatment in UK
> > newspaper
> >
> >
> >> Don't think i'm subscribed to ibogaine List, so can someone please
forward
> >> this to ibogaine at mindvox.com ?
> >>
> >> It seems the Sunday Mercury, with this one story, has just discovered
the
> >> existence of ibogaine, and has determined it is Bad & Dangerous.
> >>
> >> Elmer
> >>
> >> URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04.n1062.a02.html
> >> Newshawk: Herb
> >> Pubdate: Sun, 18 Jul 2004
> >> Source: Sunday Mercury (UK)
> >> Copyright: 2004 Sunday Mercury
> >> Contact: SundayMercury at mrn.co.uk
> >> Website:
> >> http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/2050ourpapers/0300sundaymercury/
> >> Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/3167
> >> Author: Caroline Wheeler
> >>
> >>
> >> DEADLY 'CURE' FOR JUNKIES
> >>
> >> A 'miracle drug' which claims to cure heroin addicts in just ONE day
has
> >> already been linked to four deaths.
> >>
> >> Although it can be obtained officially only on prescription, the Sunday
> >> Mercury was able to buy some for UKP 30 on the internet.
> >>
> >> Manufacturers say Ibogaine works by instantly relieving withdrawal
> > symptoms
> >> and suppressing cravings for heroin and cocaine.
> >>
> >> The toxic substance is so powerful that it can only be prescribed by
> >> doctors - but our reporter was able to buy a derivative of it over the
> >> internet with no questions asked.
> >>
> >> In the past, Ibogaine treatment has only been available privately at
UKP
> >> 500 a time.
> >>
> >> But the Sunday Mercury has discovered that Midland addicts are buying
it
> >> illegally from an online herbalist.
> >>
> >> Now Ibogaine therapists, who offer expensive treatment programmes, are
> >> warning the DIY detox approach could kill.
> >>
> >> "It is not advisable for drug addicts to attempt an Ibogaine treatment
> >> programme on their own," one therapist said.
> >>
> >> "Everyone reacts differently to Ibogaine and it could be dangerous if
you
> >> don't know what you are doing.  It has been known for people to die
after
> >> taking Ibogaine."
> >>
> >> It is believed four people have died from taking the drug, including
one
> > in
> >> Britain.
> >>
> >> Ibogaine is an unlicensed drug in the UK, and cannot be sold without a
> >> prescription.  But despite this restriction, one UK distributor
continues
> >> to sell a derivative of the drug online.
> >>
> >> Last week, the Sunday Mercury bought 10 grammes of Iboga root bark
> > capsules
> >> for UKP 28.98.
> >>
> >> In an e-mail exchange the webmaster told our reporter: "I am the only
> >> salesman of Iboga in England and supply it to people all over the
country,
> >> including in the Midlands.
> >>
> >> "Most of my customers have been mothers who are desperate to get their
> > kids
> >> off drugs.  One of them told me she has a son who was hooked on heroin
and
> >> crack.  Iboga got him off the stuff."
> >>
> >> We contacted the seller later to tell him what he was doing was
illegal.
> >>
> >> "I was unaware that the Department of Health said selling Ibogaine is
> >> illegal," he claimed.  "Thanks for the tip.  However, I only sell
Ibogaine
> >> root bark so it should be OK."
> >>
> >> Last night, a spokesman for the Department of Health advised our
reporter
> >> to alert the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
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