Scripps: Scientists Develop Vaccine Against Fatal Prescription Opioid Overdose

Scripps: Scientists Develop Vaccine Against Fatal Prescription Opioid Overdose

By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a vaccine that blocks the pain-numbing effects of the opioid drugs oxycodone (oxy) and hydrocodone (hydro) in animal models. The vaccine also appears to decrease the risk of fatal opioid overdose, a growing cause of death in the United States.... [Read more at the Scripps Research Institute]

 
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