US develops world's first drug addiction vaccine

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 The US has developed the world's first drug addiction vaccine

American scientists from a number of research centers and universities in Houston and New Orleans have developed the world's first vaccine against drug addiction. This is reported by Pharmaceutics.

Clinical studies of the vaccine on rodents have not resulted in side effects, so they will be tested on humans in the coming months.

In particular, we are talking about opioids. Experts point out that although addiction to drugs is treatable, 80% of people relapse.

At the same time, a dose of fentanyl as little as two milligrams can be fatal, since this drug is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine.
“Our vaccine is able to generate anti-fentanyl antibodies that bind to ingested fentanyl and prevent it from reaching the brain, allowing it to be excreted through the kidneys”,– says University of Houston Associate Professor Colin Hale.

Scientists emphasize that after the introduction of the vaccine, a person will not experience euphoria, but will be able to return to rational thinking.

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