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The Cocaine Vaccine Could Help Addicts Rehabilitate

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Oct 7, 2009 • References: scientificamerican and neatorama
A cure for blow is in the making. A cocaine vaccine, a recently developed drug by pharmacology researchers, could stand to reduce the enjoyment of cocaine according to an article by Katherine Harmon published in Scientific American.

Helping addicts to detoxify with more success, the cocaine vaccine doesn’t actually destroy cocaine molecules. Instead, it introduces antibodies that bind to the cocaine and makes the drug lose “its ability to pass through the blood-brain barrier—and thus unable to trigger a high”, expains Neatorama.