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"After the first treatment, I felt like that gaping wound was starting to heal up. It was like closing up and it wasn't sore anymore."
Once a club drug, Ketamine is increasingly used as an off-label treatment for depression and PTSD. A clutch of clinics have sprung up in Los Angeles, but with treatment not covered by insurance and few ways to profit from its development, companies are studying its effects and looking to the next big psychedelic drug. Reporter Keerthi Vendantam has the story.
TikTok will soon force personalized ads on its users.
U.S. SEC sues California trader for social media fraud scheme.
Millions more Californians became eligible for vaccines today.
HydraFacial preps for IPO.
Electric-vehicle startups promise record-setting revenue growth.
Super League acquires Mobcrush streaming.
Clubhouse adds first head of marketing, accelerator program for creators.
People are stealing art and turning it into NFTs.
GM-backed Cruise acquires self-driving startup Voyage.
The growing body of evidence that ketamine — once known as club drug "special k" — can be used to treat mental health disorders has sprouted clinics in Los Angeles. Read more>>
The pandemic economy helped boost online shopping by an extra $183 billion since March 2020. That's a 20% growth over last year, roughly the size of the 2020 holiday shopping season when buyers spent $188.2 billion online. Read more>>
Relativity Space's contract to launch a payload into orbit in 2023 could help set up the Long Beach-based startup long-term with the department. Read more>>
The line between tech and entertainment companies has never been thinner. Top Hollywood players are becoming software behemoths, major tech firms are tripling down on their content investments and a number of startups are finding new ways to blend the two worlds. From the very heart of this convergence between tech, media and entertainment in Los Angeles, we're launching "Intersect," a first-of-its-kind summit, held live virtually on Wednesday, April 28.