By On October 26th, 2009

Cocaine vaccination causes hope

What will they come up with next? According to an article published in the October issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry a vaccine against cocaine was effective in nearly 40% of the drugs users. According to Thomas Kosten, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and colleagues, in the randomized placebo-controlled study volunteers, who after receiving the vaccination reached a high level of antibodies, ended up using less cocaine than those whose response was lower. According to the researchers, “We didn’t expect to cure them in six months… in clinical practice, you’d probably give people a booster shot every two months.” This appears to be some very exciting news with a great deal of potential. I could see where this would be particularly beneficial to those that were trying to decrease their dependance on the illegal substance. Click here to read an article from TIME that discusses the study more.

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