Press Release

Filament Health Recognizes the Restoration of Access to Restricted Drugs via the Health Canada Special Access Program

January 5, 2022

Vancouver, British Columbia, January 5, 2022  –  Filament Health Corp. (OTCQB:FLHLF) (NEO:FH) (FSE:7QS) (“Filament” or the “Company”), commends the formal restoration of access to restricted drugs through the Health Canada Special Access Program (SAP). The SAP allows health care practitioners to request for patients, on an emergency basis, access to drugs that are not yet approved in Canada. Since 2013, Canadians have been unable to access restricted drugs such as psilocybin and psilocin through the SAP. Thanks to the amendment, this access has been restored as of today.

“Clinical trials remain the best mechanism for access to psilocybin, psilocin, and other restricted psychedelic drugs before they are approved. To that end, we have partnered with several clinical trial operators in Canada to administer our natural psilocybin-containing drug candidates,” said Benjamin Lightburn, Chief Executive Officer of Filament Health. “That being said, through the SAP, Canadians with serious or life-threatening conditions can request access to drugs that have not yet been approved for sale in Canada. We expect to receive a significant volume of inquiries regarding our unique botanical psychedelic drug candidates.”

Filament Health is one of a limited number of Canadian companies to have in-house drug candidates in Health Canada approved clinical trials which are manufactured in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices. For further information, contact


Filament Health is a clinical-stage natural psychedelic drug development company. We believe that safe, standardized, naturally-derived psychedelic medicines can improve the lives of many, and our mission is to see them in the hands of everyone who needs them as soon as possible. Filament’s platform of proprietary intellectual property enables the discovery, development, and delivery of natural psychedelic medicines for clinical development. We are paving the way with the first-ever natural psychedelic drug candidates.

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Anna Cordon, Director of Communications


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