Fw: [drugwar] Single Injection Promising for Heroin Addiction

Preston Peet ptpeet at nyc.rr.com
Sat Jan 31 11:24:16 EST 2004


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Subject: [drugwar] Single Injection Promising for Heroin Addiction


> Single Injection Promising for Heroin Addiction
> Fri 30 January, 2004 20:43
>
<http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=4252898&
section=news>
> By Merritt McKinney
>
> [Excerpt]
>
> NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A single dose of an experimental drug holds
> promise for the treatment of heroin addiction, according to the results
> of a small study.
>
> The findings suggest that a new, long-lasting formulation of the drug
> buprenorphine is safe and seems to prevent withdrawal symptoms for 6
> weeks. What's more, the long-lasting form of the drug, known as a
> "depot" formulation, seems to block the effect of other opioid drugs,
> the class of drugs that includes heroin and morphine.
>
> "I believe the depot medication offers promise as a way to make
> effective treatment more accessible to opioid-addicted patients without
> the need to worry that the treatment medication itself might be misused
> or abused," Dr. George E. Bigelow of Johns Hopkins University School of
> Medicine in Baltimore told Reuters Health.
>
> Lead author Bigelow said he was impressed with the drug's effectiveness
> in providing long-lasting relief from symptoms of withdrawal that
> usually occur when people stop taking heroin and other similar drugs.
>
> The Johns Hopkins researcher said that more research is needed to
> confirm the results of this small trial and to identify the best use of
> this new formulation of buprenorphine.
>
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