[ibogaine] Mash on Ibogaine in the Wall Street Journal
carlambarnes at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 16 18:35:41 EDT 2002
Thanks Dana I just read it. Cool, so ibogaine got
--- Dana Beal <dana at cures-not-wars.org> wrote:
> >Dana? What are you talking about, what article,
> >does it say?
> >Carla B
> The Ibogaine part is at the end of the article--
> Pubdate: Mon, 15 Jul 2002
> Source: Wall Street Journal (US)
> Copyright: 2002 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
> Contact: wsj.ltrs at wsj.com
> Website: http://www.wsj.com/
> Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/487
> Author: Gautam Naik
> AN ARRAY OF NEW DRUGS SHOWS PROMISE IN FIGHTING
> Could people be inoculated against drug addictions
> the way they can against
> some infectious diseases?
> It may be possible. Despite disappointing past
> efforts to treat addictions
> with medicine, recent research indicates the
> approach has merit. In one
> study, about 50 smokers in Belgium were injected
> with an unusual drug ,
> code-named TA-NIC. After taking as many as five
> doses in 10 weeks, two of
> the study's subjects quit smoking. Several others
> reported less desire to
> smoke, says Xenova PLC, the drug's British maker.
> The experimental drug is one of the first attempts
> to design an antismoking
> vaccine. By producing antibodies in the user's
> blood, it prevents nicotine
> molecules from entering the brain and triggering a
> "high." Denied such
> pleasure, a smoker theoretically has less incentive
> to light up again.
> Vaccines are just one of several new medical
> approaches to fight the
> escalating problem of addiction.
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