New drug blocks cocaine immune response

Australian and US researchers claim to have developed a drug that blocks a cocaine high by preventing an immune response, and they believe their findings could be the basis for a variety of addiction treatments.

The researchers have reported that  the drug (+)-naloxone (pronounced:Plus nal-OX-own)  works by preventing cocaine from interacting with the immune receptor known as Toll-Like receptor 4 (TLR4).

They say they have demonstrated

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