possible cocaine vaccine now in clinical trials…

This article from the Houston Chronicle reports that Baylor doctors are making significant progress in isolating a vaccine that would the pleasurable effects of cocaine.

This drug, if it succeeds in clinical trials and is approved by the FDA, would be another in a growing lineup of medications that seek to remove the pleasurable effects of harmful drugs, as a means to assist users with quitting and reduce their overall levels of harm. This is a unique tactic only recently gaining acceptance, and it holds more promise than traditional methods that are often powerless against short term cravings brought on by chemical dependencies.

Other developments along these lines have been successful with heroin (established with Methadone) and are turning to cigarettes and alcohol.


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