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In the use of immunopharmacotherapy to treat drug abuse, antigenic molecules are hitched to molecules of the drug to stimulate a future immune response against the drug itself; as DrugMonkey reported this week, a recently published paper offers hopeful evidence that it could be a potentially effective treatment against cocaine addiction, though he cautioned, “It is quite obviously not a silver bullet solution at present. And when you think about it a bit, it never will be.” Later on, DrugMonkey looked at another study that tracked the contents of street ecstasy to determine how much actual MDMA each tablet contains in comparison to replacement psychoactive components like caffeine and ephedra. What’s in that little white pill?

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