Experimental Vaccine Blocks Opioid High in Mice: Study

Researchers have developed a vaccine that blocks the high produced by the drug fentanyl in mice, according to Popular Science.

Last year the Drug Enforcement Administration issued a nationwide alert in response to a surge in overdose deaths from heroin laced with the narcotic drug fentanyl, the most potent opioid available for medical use.

In the new study, the Scripps Research Institute scientists injected mice with fentanyl molecules three times over the course of six weeks. After that, it was impossible to get the mice high, regardless of how much fentanyl the mice were given.

Full story of experimental vaccine for opioid high at drugfree.org 

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