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A Vaccine for Cocaine

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Katherine Harmon writes in Scientific American that pharmacology researchers are developing a drug that could diminish the pleasurable effects of cocaine. Taking the drug might help addicts detoxify with greater success: The vaccine itself does not destroy cocaine molecules, rather it induces antibodies that bind to it, making the opiate lose its ability to pass through the bloodbrain barrierand thus unable to trigger a high. To test the vaccines effectiveness in humans, researchers

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