Cocaine Vaccine

A vaccine in early stages of development (as of spring 2010) which combines an inactivated cholera toxin B protein with an inactivated cocaine molecule
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Researchers are taking cues from the failed attempt to develop a cocaine vaccine a few years ago, in which not enough antibodies were produced in about half the patients.
A potential "cocaine vaccine" called TA-CD, which is made from succinyl norcocaine conjugated to cholera toxin, is being evaluated.
(45,46) In clinical trials, cocaine vaccine attenuated the subjective experience and euphoria derived from smoked cocaine.
In the cocaine vaccine study, researchers found their test vaccine prevented cocaine from entering the brains of primates.
Clinical trials for a cocaine vaccine in development called TA-CD have reported mixed results and, at present, the vaccine is not approved for clinical therapeutic use.
'At the moment,we are the only company in the world that is advancing a cocaine vaccine.
And battered drugs stock Xenova received welcome respit after it announced a new phase of trials on its cocaine vaccine. Shares gained 1p to 12.25p.
"A cocaine vaccine, currently under investigation by several laboratories, would be an innovative and exciting means of treating and preventing cocaine addiction," he wrote.
The cocaine vaccine has begun human trials and the nicotine jab will follow later this year.
In the first trial of a cocaine vaccine in humans the vaccine appeared to reduce the euphoric effects of cocaine and increased cocaine abstinence.
(1) Hopefully the cocaine vaccine mentioned in the article will be approved, which will provide clinicians with another agent for treating dual diagnosis patients.