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Husseini K. Manji, M.D.
October 31, 2011

Ketamine is an experimental treatment for mental health conditions and is not approved for this use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Mental health consumers, their families and advocates can look for clinical trials with ketamine on to see what kinds of research may be available in their communities.

Husseini K. Manji, M.D.
Scientific Council Member
Global Therapeutic Area Head, Neuroscience
Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development
Visiting Professor, Duke University

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