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MDMA, or Ecstasy pills, and powder and orange juice chaser. (Photo by Steve Liss/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

It is known by many names in popular culture: “hug drug,” “love drug,” “dance drug,” “ecstasy,” “XTC” and “Molly” — along with its scientific designation: MDMA. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has bestowed an additional moniker: “breakthrough therapy.”

The FDA has announced that it is considering MDMA as a therapy to treat veterans with PTSD.

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