Heroin vaccine shows promise in preclinical trials

Scientists have been trying for decades to develop a vaccine but it has been challenging due to the rapid metabolism of the drug once it hits the bloodstream.

The new development is the creation of a ‘dynamic’ vaccine which creates antibodies against heroin and all its important metabolites.

“The dynamic vaccine shows the capability to significantly devalue the reinforcing and motivating properties of heroin, even in subjects with a history