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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Hi Dana,<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>To be honest, I have some trouble
understanding Alex&#8217;s real position. He takes a hard-line stance but it
doesn&#8217;t really make a lot of sense to me, possibly not to him either
should he really think about it. I think he&#8217;s done a lot of good work. I
doubt he has some political agenda. Probably his mind is just pretty cloudy and
he can&#8217;t really make sense of things. Not sure really.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Nick<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font size=2
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ibogaine-bounces@mindvox.com [mailto:ibogaine-bounces@mindvox.com] <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>Dana Beal<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> 19 February 2008 22:07<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> The Ibogaine List
&lt;ibogaine@mindvox.com&gt;<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> [Ibogaine] small,
well-designed trial</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span class=apple-style-span><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>Since the thalidomide disaster, the
default position in medicine is that all new treatments don't work and are
dangerous until proven otherwise</span></font></span><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>What about risk/benefit? If it works, greater risks are justified. So
the question of whether there should be clinical trials or not becomes
all-important.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Nick, does this guy oppose studying ibogaine or not?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Dana/cnw<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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