Sunday, November 14, 2004


Possible Breakthrough for Addiction Affliction

Yahoo! News - Anti-Obesity Pill Might Fight Drug Abuse: "Rimonabant blocks the effect of the natural endocannabinoids by keeping them from latching onto the brain cells they normally stimulate, he said. In smokers, for example, that seems to restore the natural balance of the brain reward circuitry, he said. "

Kudos to any company that takes on this very overlooked set of troubles. We understand that addicts of various stripes are generally not wealthy which makes them a less attractive consumer, but that makes what Sanofi-Aventis is doing all the more remarkable.

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