[Ibogaine] Mexican researchers patent heroin vaccine

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Fri Feb 24 00:05:47 EST 2012


I learned a new word, thanks Matt. That's an unhappy noun.

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 10:58 PM, Edward W <edwardw at mtciep.com> wrote:

> Yes, that would be unfortunate Matt.
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> On 2/23/2012 7:51 PM, Matt S. wrote:
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>> 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
>>> mins ago
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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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>>> - JIM
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