Mexican researchers have been working on a “vaccine” to curb the effects of heroin. According to the Chicago Tribune , this formula, that has been patented in the United States has proven effective in mice, and they hope to begin trials on humans soon.
The vaccine works to make the body resistant to heroin, so users no longer get the pleasure, or rush, when they take heroin. The vaccine is intended to use with serious addicts, with whom other treatment has failed. Mexico hopes that this vaccine will help fight addiction that has blossomed as a result of Mexican heroin production and smuggling.
One United States researcher thinks the vaccine may help, but she thinks it may be too general, and it may work on other opiates besides heroin. (Which I personally think would be a good thing…)