Ethical and Policy Issues in Using Vaccines to Treat and Prevent Cocaine and Nicotine Dependence
Current opinion in psychiatry 2011 May; 24(3): 191-6
To describe the rationale of vaccines against cocaine and nicotine, to review progress in developing and trialing vaccines to treat dependence on these drugs and to discuss some of the ethical issues that may arise from their use in legally coerced addiction treatment or for prevention of addiction in adolescents.
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Hall, W.; Carter, L. (2004-08)A "cocaine vaccine" is a promising immunotherapeutic approach to treating cocaine dependence which induces the immune system to form antibodies that prevent cocaine from crossing the blood brain barrier to act on receptor ...