Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Anti-Cocaine Vaccine Headed for Human Trials

Cornell University’s medical college is looking to help people kick cocaine addiction with a new vaccine.  For nearly a decade, work has been done on an anti-cocaine vaccination that would block the high feeling that cocaine gives, and it’s now ready for human trials.  Dr. Ronald Crystal, chairman of the Department of Genetic Medicine, said that the vaccine has already proven to work on animals.  Without the high, the hope is that people will stop using the drug.  Dr. Crystal says they’re screening people now for trails and that they’ll begin in the upcoming weeks.  Within six months the school hopes to have more answers on the effectiveness of the vaccination.