[Ibogaine] Ibogiane related news in July MAPS newsletter

Dana Beal dana at phantom.com
Sat Aug 6 18:30:35 EDT 2005

Yeah, it puts a strain on the heart. We knew that.

In the instant case the patient, herself a nurse practicianer, begged  
to be treated. Against the best instincts of the staff, she signed  
every possible release indemnifying them against liability. That didn't  
do any good when she died 5 days after the treatment, of course.  
According to NIDA, any death of anyone who's taken ibogaine--no matter  
how long after their last treatment--is an ibogaine-related fatality.

For people with heart problems, we have to just say no. At least until  
Ibogaine is more widely accepted. And we should focus availability on  
drug-dependency--which gives us a medical leg to stand on if and when  
some one does die. In such cases, we can always argue that we were  
acting to avert a statistically much greater probability that they  
would die if they continued their addiction.

So--just say no to psychedelic tourists!

We had some one from the conference at Alex Grey's would bugged Patrick  
to get her a dose of ibogaine to--get this!--treat her pot dependency.  
We told her it doesn't work for that; and that anyway, if we had any  
influence in the matter, all doses of ibogaine were going to wind up in  
bona fide hard drug addicts. One week later she announced that she had  
a new job working for Robert Morgenthau's campaign. (You remember, the  
Morgenthau who's pals wi. Montell Williams, the one whose office  
prosecuted Howard Lotsof in 1966?)

So maybe they were testing us. If all of you restrict access to  
addicts, no one will end up selling a narc a take-home dose to take  
back to the crime-lab. This is a consideration not only in the U.S.,  
Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden--but also wherever the DEA can  
make a claim to be stopping "narco-terrorism."

Since Ibogaine threatens what Burroughs called "the Junk Pyramid"  
everywhere,  it's only a matter of time before Sensenbrenner or Souder  
or one of those midwest republican nut-jobs decides that Ibogaine is  
per se terrorism, inasmuchas preserving such pyramids is at the heart  
of Bush's economic strategy.  Check out "Patriot Act: House  
Reauthorization Includes New "Narcoterrorism" Offense"   

Face it: to the 51% who voted in the last election to sustain the U.S.  
seizure of the Iragi oilfields, Ibogaine is Un-American.

It's narco-terrorist for the same reasons as medical marijuana--They  
are terrified that their kids, based on the facts, are going to come  
over to our side, and that they're going to lose politically what they  
could not lose on the battlefield, like they did in Vietnam. Always  
remember, Watergate put an end to Nixon's Drug War--until Reagan got in  
again. All we have to do this time around is to hold out until disaster  
sweeps Bush and his drug warriors into the abyss.


On Aug 6, 2005, at 12:19 PM, Nick Sandberg wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Boris [mailto:bleshins at bigpond.net.au]
>> Sent: 30 July 2005 10:40
>> To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
>> Subject: [Ibogaine] Ibogiane related news in July MAPS newsletter
> [cut]
>> 12. Ibogaine Association Clinic Re-opened After Death of Patient In  
>> the
>> last Bulletin, I reported that the Ibogaine Association
>> <http://www.ibogaine-therapy.net/>, a small clinic in Tijuana, Mexico
>> had unexpectedly shut down on January 21, 2005, causing data  
>> collection
>> to come to a halt for MAPS ibogaine outcome study. The cause for this
>> sudden closure was a patient who died after taking ibogaine. At the  
>> time
>> the Bulletin went to press, the autopsy report had not yet been  
>> released
>> from the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office, and so MAPS
>> postponed releasing this information until the cause of death was  
>> known.
>> On June 6, 2005, we received a copy of the autopsy report. It stated
>> that the patient died of natural causes, a heart attack, unrelated to
>> ibogaine administration. This patient was not in good health at the  
>> time
>> of treatment, and suffered from fibromyalgia and chronic opiate pain
>> medication dependency, which probably contributed to this patient's
>> death. The clinic closed briefly after the incident, and then  
>> re-opened
>> several weeks later after making several staff and procedural changes.
>> An additional MD from Mexico and a Naturopathic Doctor from the US  
>> have
>> been added to the staff in order to increase the presence of medical
>> personnel, and more emergency medical equipment is now in place in  
>> case
>> of future need. At this time, MAPS has not made a decision on whether  
>> to
>> resume ibogaine research at the Ibogaine Association or to focus our
>> efforts on the Iboga Therapy House in Vancouver. Go to the MAPS  
>> ibogaine
>> page to track developments on this project:
>> <http://www.maps.org/ibogaine/>
> Is there an emerging pattern of heart-related fatalities around  
> ibogaine
> use? It seems to me this might be the case from what I hear. Anyone  
> else any
> thoughts?
> Nick
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