No more highs

2019-03-06 14:04:01

By Andy Coghlan TO COKE fiends, it must sound too good to be true—being paid to snort cocaine. And sure enough, there’s a catch. The addicts in New York who will soon have this privilege must first take a pioneering vaccine intended to conquer drug addiction. The vaccine, called TA-CD, triggers the production of antibodies against cocaine. The hope is that these antibodies will mop up the drug in the blood before it can trigger the usual “high” in the brain (see New Scientist,10 June 2000, p 22). This week, Xenova of Slough, Berkshire,