Cocaine Vaccine Shows Promise for Treating Addiction – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. According to a National Institute on Drug Abuse study a cocaine vaccine shows promise for treating addiction.
Dr. Volkow: This is a very exciting finding.
Narrator: Dr. Nora Volkow is the Director of the institute.
Dr. Volkow: This study evaluated whether there were differences in cocaine abuse among individuals that had a history of cocaine abuse that were treated with a vaccine to develop antibodies against the cocaine versus those that were not given the vaccine.
Narrator: Immunization with an experimental anti-cocaine vaccine resulted in a substantial reduction in cocaine use in 38 percent of vaccinated patients in a clinical trial. For more information on this study, visit www.drugabuse.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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