In the next 5 years on the market a vaccine for heroin addiction
Mexican Minister of Health Chertorivski Salomon said that the Government has a patent on the relevant vaccine after successful testing in rodents, reports The Daily Mail. The next step is testing in humans.
Authors vaccines became employees of the National Institute of Mental Health. According to them, the development will not only deal with heroin addiction, but will also help people who use cocaine or methamphetamine.
Known: the vaccine works by causing an immune response. As a result, heroin does not penetrate into the nervous system and does not attach to opioid receptors in the brain. On the example of rodents has been proven that the vaccine delivered them from the desire to re-admission drug.
The man expected a similar reaction, as a means remove "nice" effect of drug (even a small dose, according to experts, gives a feeling of warmth and well-being, and high doses of relaxing and provoke drowsiness).
How vaccines affect the withdrawal syndrome characterized by severe diarrhea, vomiting, depression, increased sensitivity to pain and fever, not yet reported.