“Researchers in California have successfully tested a heroin vaccine on monkeys and have shown vaccines against fentanyl, oxycodone, and hydrocodone to be viable in rodents. Another team in Maryland has successfully tested a heroin vaccine on rodents.
With proper funding, both groups say, they could get their vaccines into human trials within two years.
As promising as the concept sounds, the vaccines are no panacea. They would be effective only for those who were deeply committed to recovery, and wouldn’t seek another kind of drug. Experts say that if they succeed, they would complement other available therapies.”
Source: Philly.com – January 6, 2017