Interesting, I never knew this was in the works…
Scientists testing vaccine for cocaine users
FROM THURSDAY’S GLOBE AND MAIL
JANUARY 2, 2008 AT 11:56 PM EST
Nothing says drug addiction more than a needle and syringe. But that’s exactly what a team of
U.S. researchers believes can help cocaine users kick their menacing habit.
Two Baylor College of Medicine scientists based in Houston have developed a cocaine vaccine
that creates antibodies that bind to the drug and prevent it from travelling from the bloodstream
to the brain.
Unable to penetrate the brain, the drug can produce no high.
If the vaccine makes it through regulatory hurdles, it would be the first medication approved to
treat cocaine addiction.
â€œIt certainly is a way of combining immunology that had not been used before,â€