Researchers have come up with a vaccine that eliminates the high associated with fentanyl.
It’s really interesting stuff, the researchers gave mice three “booster” shots over six weeks and found that at the end of that time the mice couldn’t get high from fentanyl, no matter how much they were given.
Imagine that, someone in your life is addicted to opioids and wants to get clean but just can’t seem to do it, well they could take a vaccine the inoculates them against the effects of the drug! Amazing!
Now, it’s not quite ready for human use yet, most street opioids are a mixture of different things like fentanyl and heroin mixed together, and the vaccine can only target one kind of opioid so far, not a combination. But it is very promising for the future of the fight against addiction.
If you are into the science of things, you can read the research here