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Nausea Drug Shows Promise Against Opioid Addiction
Date:2/18/2009

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However, the researchers noted that ondansetron alone can't solve the problems caused by opioid addiction, which is a long-term, complex process that involves both physical and psychological factors.

"This is not a cure for addiction. It's naive to think that any one receptor is a panacea for treatment. Treating the withdrawal component is only one way of alleviating the suffering. With luck and determination, we can identify additional targets and put together a comprehensive treatment program," principal investigator Dr. J. David Clark, a professor of anesthesia, said in the news release.

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The National Institutes of Health has more about opiate withdrawal.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Stanford University, news release, Feb. 17, 2009


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