Medical clinics promote ketamine injections as treatment for depression

Medical clinics are marketing experimental ketamine injections directly to the public as a treatment for severe depression.

The hallucinogen, well known as a horse sedative and party drug, is being promoted as a "path breaking treatment option" available at Aura Medical Corporation clinics in Sydney and Melbourne.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has clinically approved the use of ketamine as an anaesthetic and for pain control but not for treating depression, except in the context of a clinical trial.

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