Back in May 2017, we reported on a potential heroin vaccine being finalized by The Scripps Institute out of southern California. The only problem was, while it showed great success with heroin, it had no impact on prescription opioids. Well, now scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute in conjunction with the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Drug Abuse have developed their own vaccine specifically to combat opioid abuse. Much like the Scripps’ vaccine, it’s intended to eliminate the high someone receives when ingesting the drug, so as to undermine motivation to take the drug to begin with. However, the good part is that they’ve formulated it in a way that still allows lifesaving Narcan and certain Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT) to get through and help patients. While it’s still in the testing stages, there’s hope that this too can be yet another component of our battle against addiction.