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This Vaccine Could Treat Heroin Addiction

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Published on Jul 7, 2017

Researchers are testing a vaccine that could prevent relapse in addicts during withdrawal.

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"The vaccine, administered by way of a carrier protein, trains the body to produce antibodies that intersect and neutralize heroin, preventing it from reaching the brain and having an effect. In trials, the vaccine reduced the potency of heroin by more than 15-fold."

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"Researchers believe that blocking the high of heroin will help eliminate the motivation for many recovering addicts to relapse into drug use. In recent years, public health officials around the world have labeled heroin use as an epidemic."

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