Vaccine shows promise for cocaine addicts, PET study finds

05/13/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

A PET study published in Neuropsychopharmacology showed an experimental vaccine can prevent cocaine from entering primates' brains, thus blocking the "high" caused by the drug. "Even if a person who receives the anti-cocaine vaccine falls off the wagon, cocaine will have no effect," said lead researcher Dr. Ronald Crystal from Weill Cornell Medical College. Researchers are planning human studies later this year.

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