Scientists Are Making a Fentanyl Vaccine. It Won’t Solve the Overdose Crisis.
A group of researchers is developing a vaccine that would block the effects of fentanyl in an effort to combat the overdose crisis.
But experts worry the drug could be used coercively and distracts from solutions that already work, including medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction and a safer supply of drugs.
A team at the University of Houston is currently working on a vaccine that would create anti-fentanyl antibodies in a person, preventing them from feeling high if they consumed the synthetic opioid. The drug has already been shown to...