For Release October 1, 2009
Doctors Volkow and Kosten will discuss the findings of a study in the October issue of Archives of General Psychiatry evaluating the safety and efficacy of a vaccine to treat cocaine addiction. Currently there is no FDA-approved medication for treating cocaine addiction.
Teleconference on newly released results from a National Institute on Drug Abuse sponsored trial of an anti-cocaine treatment vaccine
NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow and lead investigator, Dr. Thomas Kosten, Baylor College of Medicine
Monday, October 5th
4:00 to 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time. EST
Operator assisted live dial-in event at: 888-567-1602 (U.S. and Canada) or
(201) 604-5049 (international callers).
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