According to researchers at the University of Houston, the fentanyl vaccine may help prevent Opioid overdose. The researchers suggest that the vaccine targets the synthetic opioid fentanyl by blocking its ability to enter the brain.
The research team also claimed that opioid use disorder (OUD) is treatable, 80% of people who developed a drug addiction experience a relapse after treatment. Scientists hope that the fentanyl vaccine will stop the narcotic from reaching the brain because it has the ability to stop harmful side effects, overdoses and deaths. So far, the vaccine has proven its effectiveness in rodent studies. Though, it is yet to be tested in human clinical trials.
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