I did not know that. However, in light of the advent of the discovery of the incredible effects sarcosine has on symptoms of schizophrenia that nothing else treats, or can treat ( with all due disrespect to other non-NMDA negative and cognitive symptom treating medications on the horizon, such as nicitonic substances.
NMDA receptors have so much substantial evidence behind them being the exact, true cause of negative and cognitive symptoms that anything else being used to remedy them should be as unheard of as attempting to create medications that ignore dopamine.
Such a pharmacuetical course will not be treating the root cause and will never be as effective as doimg so ) special accomadations should be made.
Sarcosine should not only recieve the distinction of being the first pharmacuetical amino acid but also get expedited FDA revue and approval like other desperately needed medications get.
Negative symptoms are, after all, completely untreated and cause gross suffering that perhaps reach a level of severity that no one can accurately describe.
Under those circumstances a rush on their delivery to the patients ailing is warranted. In a fair world where mental illness is on par with, say, malaria. Which it is.
If an amino acid cured AIDS and no pharmacuetical preparation existed I would never get over my disbelief. And the truth is, we both know that it would exist, whether you concede the point and admit it or not.
Negative and cognitive symptoms cause, if it is even close to decent to compare such things, just as much a toll AIDs does. Sure, AIDs kills you, but negative symptoms are a living death.
You cannot be expected to understand that, never having had the displeasure of experiencing them, but the complete loss of basic desires and, essentially, personality, is worse than death.
Pharmacuetical companies, the government and other parties have an ethical responsibilty to provide suffering people the latest advancements in medicine relevant to their plight. Immediately.
Not wait a shameful number of years while something is easily accessible at this very minute that can improve quality of life doimg nothing about it. That is the very definition of apathy. There is something called a conscience and another by the name of social responsibilty.
And if you, or anyone else, hold the opinion that sarcosine has been properly handled as a life changing --saving-- medical discovery, you are completely devoid of humanity, understanding of the issue and care and are complicit with stifling schizophrenic progress. Sarcosines availability is a major issue, and if enough people want it and take to the proper channels, things will change. They need to.