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Meth Vaccine In The Works - waxzy - 08-23-2006

Meth Vaccine in the Works

Researchers at the School of Allied Health Professions in Omaha are taking their knowledge of a nicotine vaccine they developed and are now working on a vaccine for meth, which would effectively teach the body's immune system to attack it.

Once attacked, the drug cannot get into the brain and develop an addiction. Members of the research team say that no other research body is attempting this, and that all of their funding is private.

Some argue there are serious ethical issues to consider, including whether or not individuals convicted of a meth-related crime should be required to take it, and whether parents should be able to inject their children.

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