UA professor gets $1.7 mil to study Ecstasy

April 4, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: AzCentral] – A University of Arizona professor has been given a $1.7 million grant to study the long-term effects of the drug Ecstasy, also known as the “hug drug.”

The National Institute on Drug Abuse awarded the grant to Terrence Monks, head of the university’s Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

The money will pay for a five-year study of the long-term adverse effects of the party drug, known for giving users an energized feeling of euphoria and affection.

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