His wiki article:
Howard Lotsof (March 1, 1943- 2010), discovered the anti-addictive effects of ibogaine in 1962.According to a notice at Myeboga, Howard passed away in a Staten Island University Hospital at 6 PM, January 31, 2010, with his wide Norma by his side.
He was awarded a number of patents for the treatment of various chemical dependencies with ibogaine. The first of Lotsof's patents, issued in 1985, was US Patent 4,499,096, Rapid Method for Interrupting the Narcotic Addiction Syndrome. The last patent in the series for the use of ibogaine to treat chemical dependence was US Patent 5,152,994, Rapid Method for Interrupting or Attenuating Poly-Drug Dependency Syndromes, awarded October 6, 1992.
Lotsof was active in promoting medical usage and further research of ibogaine and had an interest in chemical dependence patient advocacy including authoring theIbogaine Patients' Bill of Rights. Lotsof was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Methadone Advocates and President of the Dora Weiner Foundation.
In March, 2009, Lotsof was honored for his discovery of ibogaine's antiaddictive effects during the Sayulita, Mexico ibogaine Provider and Facilitator conference. Fifty experts from around the world joined to present on ibogaine and associated subjects.