Drug Deletes Fearful Memories
'Delete' being misleading is correct. More often than not, we witness researchers 'mainstreaming' their research by promoting it to the general public - and using words to express it in a way that they mean, genuinely, but subtly is underrated.
These are the type of advances that ARE beneficial towards psychiatric treatment. As some above have already said, we are not all built the same, neither do we learn the same. Outliers exist as a result of experience or mental deficiencies that make the value of a learning process disappear beneath the weight of its trauma.
It is obvious that some who experience fear in excess on a daily basis will benefit from it, and it is obvious that some looking for the next cheap exit in terms of life's hurdles will abuse it. This is always the case. And at the end of the day, society's decision is based on this--the IMPORTANCE of this, that outweighs this debate that, I'm sure, has taken place time and time again--which is why these drugs go on to getting made: to give help to those who need it.
The disclaimer is there. Just because society develops a way to change what fundamentally makes us human, doesn't mean we are incapable of making the decision of what is fundamentally right for us.