Why it’s still too soon to legalise psychedelics for mental illness

While the public focus remains on COVID-19 vaccines, the TGA continues to evaluate a range of proposals around the provision of medical treatments in Australia.

The regulatory body is currently considering whether psychiatrists should be allowed to prescribe MDMA and psilocybin to treat mental illness within the framework of scheduled medicines. The TGA will announce its interim decision on 3 February, and will make a final ruling on 22 April.