Press Release: Plus Three found to have neuroprotective effects against corporadelic BS

Plus Three | November 19, 2020

In this episode we explore the myriad of problems that result from media outlets treating corporate press releases as though they’re legitimate news sources, rather than advertisements. We examine “science by press release” cases ranging from psychedelic pharmaceutical firms who claim their barely-studied compounds are superior to (and safer than) psilocybin (one of the safest psychoactive compounds in the human pharmacopoeia), to students who claimed Oreos were as addictive as cocaine, to pineal DMT, cold fusion, and more.

Co-hosts: Brian Normand, Neşe Devenot, Brian Pace, David Nickles, Russell Hausfeld.

Episode links

Psychedelic Media Should Stop Parroting Corporate Press Releases

Mindset Pharma Reports Positive Results of Synthetic Psilocybin-Inspired Compounds

No, Oreos Aren’t as Addictive as Cocaine

Microdosing psychedelics: More questions than answers? An overview and suggestions for future research

Pineal Gland DMT – What the Science Says

Hyped-up science erodes trust. Here’s how researchers can fight back.


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