“A team of Maryland scientists are on the cutting edge of helping fight opioid addiction. Their work might soon yield a vaccine that can help heroin users stay off the drug and save lives.
Inside the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, chemist Gary Matyas and his team of scientists are doing groundbreaking work that could one day be a game changer in the opioid epidemic. They’ve come up with a vaccine that would prevent heroin abuse, and they hope to combine it one day with a vaccine against HIV.
Matyas said animal testing is nearly complete, and he hopes to soon have a vaccine suitable for humans.”
Source: WBALTV.com – July 19, 2017