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James B. Altman

James B. Altman is a member of the law firm of Miller & Chevalier Chartered. He serves as the coordinator for the firm’s Section 337 practice group, has represented clients in more than 20 Section 337 cases, and is the president of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association.

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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