U of M developing new treatments to reverse effects of opioid exposure

Updated: October 22, 2020 03:12 PM
Created: October 22, 2020 03:09 PM

The University of Minnesota is working on new treatments to reverse effects of opioid exposure. 

One professor says his studies could lead to a possible opioid vaccine by the end of the year.

"We are still on target, and hopefully, before crazy last weekend, hopefully immunize our first patient with a vaccine," said Dr. Marco Pravetoni, associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School. 

The vaccine could help people who were accidentally exposed to fentanyl or help prevent people on methadone treatments from relapsing. 

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