[Ibogaine] Mexican researchers patent heroin vaccine

Edward W edwardw at mtciep.com
Thu Feb 23 22:58:30 EST 2012


Yes, that would be unfortunate Matt.

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Edward
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On 2/23/2012 7:51 PM, Matt S. wrote:
> What they failed to report was that all of the mice who received the 
> vaccine later committed suicide because they couldn't stand the 
> anhedonia brought about when their immune system destroyed all of 
> their endorphins.
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> On 2/23/2012 7:08 PM, Jim Hadey wrote:
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>>   Mexican researchers patent heroin vaccine
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>> Reuters <http://www.reuters.com/>By Ioan Grillo | Reuters – 1 hr 33 
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>> MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - While Mexico grapples with relentless 
>> drug-related violence, a group of Mexican scientists is working on a 
>> vaccine that could reduce addiction to one of the world's most 
>> notorious narcotics: heroin.
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>> Researchers at the country's National Institute of Psychiatry say 
>> they have successfully tested the vaccine on mice and are preparing 
>> to test it on humans.
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>> The vaccine, which has been patented in the United States, works by 
>> making the body resistant to the effects of heroin, so users would no 
>> longer get a rush of pleasure when they smoke or inject it.
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>> "It would be a vaccine for people who are serious addicts, who have 
>> not had success with other treatments and decide to use this 
>> application to get away from drugs," the institute's director Maria 
>> Elena Medina said Thursday.
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>> Scientists worldwide have been searching for drug addiction vaccines 
>> for several years, but none have yet been fully developed and 
>> released on the market.
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>> One group at the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse has reported 
>> significant progress in a vaccine for cocaine.
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>> However, the Mexican scientists appear to be close to making a 
>> breakthrough on a heroin vaccine and have received funds from the 
>> U.S. institute as well as the Mexican government.
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>> During the tests, mice were given access to deposits of heroin over 
>> an extended period of time. Those given the vaccine showed a huge 
>> drop in heroin consumption, giving the institute hope that it could 
>> also work on people, Medina said.
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>> Kim Janda, a scientist working on his own narcotics vaccines at the 
>> Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, said that based 
>> on some earlier research papers he had read, the Mexican vaccine 
>> could function but with some shortcomings.
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>> "It could be reasonably effective but maybe too general and affect 
>> too many different types of opioids as well as heroin," Janda said.
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>> Mexico, a major drug producing and transit country for drugs smuggled 
>> into the United States, has a growing drug addiction problem. Health 
>> Secretary Jose Cordoba recently said the country now has some 450,000 
>> hard drug addicts, particularly along the trafficking corridors of 
>> the U.S. border.
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>> Mexican gangsters grow opium poppies in the Sierra Madre mountains 
>> and convert them into heroin known as Black Tar and Mexican Mud, 
>> which are smuggled over the Rio Grande.
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>> Every year, the heroin trade provides billions of dollars to gangs 
>> like the Sinaloa Cartel and the Zetas. Since 2006, cartel violence 
>> has claimed the lives of over 47,000 people in Mexico.
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>> (Additional reporting by Jorge Lebrija; Editing by Anthony Boadle)
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