Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cocaine addiction may be solved in another decade; oops!

12 years after I had published with Richard Rothman, an employee of NIDA that cocaine addiction could be immediately stopped by the predecessor of PURSOR, Eric Nestler, using NIDA grant money stated:
"Effective medications for treating cocaine addiction will eventually be developed, and the best strategy for progress in this area is to target neurobiological mechanisms, such as those described above. Although the process takes a very long time—it can take 10 to 20 years to advance from identification of a disease mechanism to development of a new treatment—this work is in progress and represents the best hope for those who are addicted."

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