January 05, 2010

WP: Vaccine that Prevents the High of Cocaine!

The Washington Post on January 5, 2010 published a story "Testing of cocaine vaccine shows it does not fully blunt cravings for the drug" describing research in which participants were unable to experience the high of cocaine with use. Apparently, the vaccine creates antibodies to the cocaine that prevented its effects.

Cocaine is an important illicit drug in the ENT world as it is associated with multiple nasal problems including septal perforation, nasal bleeding, rhinitis, nasal crusting, sinusitis, etc.

Read more about the story here.
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