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NHS settles claim of patients treated with LSD

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 02 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:501
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The NHS has agreed to pay a total of £195000 ($279 000; €319000) in an out of court settlement to 43 former psychiatric patients who were treated with the hallucinogenic drug lysergide (LSD) between 1950 and 1970.

    The patients were treated for illnesses including severe depression, schizophrenia, and postnatal depression at a few hospitals where the drug was thought at the time to be of therapeutic …

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