Turns out taking ketamine for your depression is a little controversial.
- Officials say there is not enough evidence ketamine works long-term
- NICE also said the £10,000 course price is too high for the NHS to fund
- The drug delivered via nasal spray is chemically similar to the party-drug version
A radical depression treatment derived from party drug ketamine is set to be rejected for use on the NHS.
There has been months of hype over the treatment – the first antidepressant with a new mechanism of action to be licensed in 30 years.