Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Next Up...Nicotine Vaccine

If you survive the H1N1 vaccine, there will be an untold number of new ones coming down the pike. I wonder what else they will come up with? One doctor I heard said that we can take 1,000 vaccines without any problems. And I bet big pharma would like to sell each of us that many.

Stimulus money will fund nicotine vaccine trial

A $10-million grant to Nabi Pharmaceuticals of Rockville, Md., from the National Institute on Drug Abuse will fund a Phase 3 clinical trial of a new vaccine designed to prevent relapses among smokers -- the final step before the vaccine can be approved for general use. It is the first large trial of an anti-smoking vaccine.

The vaccine, called NicVax, stimulates the production of antibodies that bind to nicotine in the bloodstream.

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The bound nicotine molecules are too large to enter the brain, thereby subverting the rewarding effects of the drug. Preliminary studies have shown that smokers who achieved the highest level of nicotine antibodies had higher rates of quitting smoking and longer durations of abstinence than those given placebos. The vaccine was also well tolerated, with few side effects.

Some evidence suggests that the antibodies may persist for only six to 12 months, but that may be long enough to allow smokers to get through the extremely difficult first months of withdrawal.




5 comments:

  1. Death will cure smoking every time. No doubt these larger molecules also clog up the arteries as vaccines have already been shown to do.

    It is like most of the quack medicine today it cures one specific item supposedly but you have to watch out for liver damage, brain damage, kidney failure, blindness, senility, impotence, sterility, alzheimers, heart failure, liver failure and stupidity.

    If GMO corn and soy don't get you, the chorine, fluoride, MSG, teflon cookware, aluminum cookware and cans, lead and mercury fillings which are radiated will. Most people don't know they are radioactive as well as the polonium used in resin fillings.

    By the way Kenny after a 14 year old girl died in UK they stopped gardisil shots, causing too much public scrutiny. The swine vaccine is the one they want you to take.

    It is not shot no school in N.J and New York but British Colombia is talking about halting the vaccine due to worries which translates into a fed up populace.

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  2. When are they going to come up with a vaccine to prevent mass-murdering war criminals? Or lies, for that matter?

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  3. Mick,
    It seems the ban on gardisil may be a short one as authorities' are saying about the girls death "a serious underlying medical condition which was likely to have caused death."
    http://www.zimbio.com/Gardasil/articles/MieNDLhU8fA/UK+official+Vaccine+unlikely+caused+death

    This is the same spin that is going to be used with the flu vaccine. "People die everyday."

    Rocker,
    I'll go with that one but funding for it will be hard to come by.

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  4. Also coming soon bailouts for the post office, newspapers, airline industry. Also coming soon third world status.

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  5. A U.S. soldier caught hemorrhagic fever from a tic in Afghanistan and sure enough the first report on it mentioned that a vaccine had not yet been developed.

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