Just Can’t Stop

Medical researchers are excited about a drug that may help fight all addictions — from food to cigarettes to alcohol to marijuana. Rimonabant, developed by France’s Sanofi-Aventis, seems to work by normalizing the brain’s reward center. “I think it’s going to have a big impact on the treatment of addiction,” says Dr. Charles O’Brien, a U.S. addiction expert. “I’ll try to get my hands on it as quickly as possible” to begin studies, he says.

Once that’s done, then he can start the search for a drug to cure rimonabant addiction. 🙂


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