Medindia

X

Vaccine Against Drug Addiction

by Sheela Philomena on  February 6, 2012 at 3:25 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News   - G J E 4
In Mexico, a vaccine against heroin addiction has been patented and will be ready for human use in next few years, say sources.

Health Secretary Salomon Chertorivski said laboratory experiments have been carried out on rats and "the next step is testing on humans".
 Vaccine Against Drug Addiction
Vaccine Against Drug Addiction
Advertisement

The vaccine, however, must undergo a "normal development process" and therefore at least another five years of work will be required before it can be used by human beings, he said.

Advertisement
"We can be very proud of our scientists at the National Institute of Psychiatry because they've achieved something that hasn't been achieved in other areas of the world," the official said.

"And it's not only heroin... that's what's been patented so far but we're advancing rapidly on cocaine and methamphetamines," he said.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All