Heroin vaccine blocks lethal overdose — ScienceDaily

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved a major milestone toward designing a safe and effective vaccine to both treat heroin addiction and block lethal overdose of the drug.

The first formulation of the heroin vaccine was developed in 2013 by a team led by Kim D. Janda, PhD, the Ely R. Callaway Jr. Professor of Chemistry and member of the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at TSRI. It has been shown to be effective — and safe — in both mouse and non-human primate models.

Source: Heroin vaccine blocks lethal overdose — ScienceDaily

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