Heroin Vaccine Could Turn Body's Defenses Against The Drug

The vaccine is the first of its kind shown to be effective in monkeys.

Written by Amanda OnionAs heroin-related deaths soar in the United States, a group of researchers said they may be one step closer to developing a vaccine that could block the drug’s addictive high.The vaccine is the first of its kind shown to be effective in monkeys, paving the way to human clinical trials, said the researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) who developed the treatment.“The vaccine sequesters the psychoactive molecules that heroin produces and prevents distribution...