Addiction Labs Lab Director Speaks About Proposed Vaccine for Fentanyl Addiction
Addiction Labs Laboratory Director, Dr. Howard Taylor, spoke to the Daily Mail about a proposed fentanyl addiction vaccine that has shown promising results. The vaccine has proved to be effective in studies and provided effects analogous to naltrexone.
As explained by Dr. Taylor, “The antibody [produced by the vaccine] would bind up the drug, like a baseball in a baseball glove, so the drug would be bound up and not able to cross the blood-brain barrier,” he says. “It would be incapacitating the drug making it null and void.”
Even though the vaccine is years away from being use for opioid addiction, “…it’s very exciting,” said Dr. Taylor.
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