Researchers Working On Fentanyl Vax

The University of Houston is leading a research effort to develop a fentanyl vaccine.

  • The university researchers are now in the stage of experimenting with mice and rats on a potential drug that could block or reduce the effects of fentanyl.
  • “Fentanyl remains the single deadliest drug threat our state and nation has ever encountered, and Texas continues leading the fight against this clandestine killer,” Texas GOP Gov. Gregg Abbott said.
  • The effort is being led by Dr. Colin Haile, a research associate professor of psychology at UH and the Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics.
  • Haile also is a founding member of the UH Drug Discovery Institute, is leading the fentanyl vaccine research initiative.


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