LSD pill to cure headaches without hallucinations
Researchers at Harvard and Boston’s McLean Hospital have been experimenting with BOL-148 to cure cluster headaches, a pill created by replacing one Hydrogen atom with a bromide, which takes the hallucinogenic quality right out of the LSD.
One of the researchers, Dr. John Halpern of McLean Hospital, stated, “One of our subjects had a 27-year history of cluster headaches. A 2- to 3- milligram dose orally of two Bromo LSD on day zero, five, and 10, just three pills, and he went over a year without a single attack. It totally changed his life.”
The drug has also been tested in Europe with positive results and Halpern has formed his own company to capitalize on the drug. Smart man. But, it is still in the trial phase and not ready to pass through the FDA’s (sometimes) rigorous process for consumer and socially-acceptable drug distribution.
Bill Hicks once said in response to the cultural and government disinformation against LSD:
“How about a positive LSD story? Wouldn’t that be news-worthy, just the once? To base your decision on information rather than scare tactics and superstition and lies? I think it would be news-worthy. ‘Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we’re the imagination of ourselves’ . . . ‘Here’s Tom with the weather.’”
In a sense, this is a good LSD story. However, any real LSD success story would involve maintaing the hallucinogenic qualities while removing the mechanisms that trigger flashbacks. Also, expect an enterprising acid creator to reverse-engineer BOL-148 by removing the bromide and replacing it with the original Hydrogen atom.
Now, that would be fun.