Anti-Fentanyl Vaccine Funded by Military

Nov. 17, 2022 | Children’s Health Defense

Researchers at the University of Houston this week announced the development of an anti-fentanyl vaccine designed to block fentanyl’s ability to enter the brain — and thus block its ability to create a “high.”

By Michael Nevradakis, Ph.D.

Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” features an experimental treatment — the Ludovico Technique — used to change the behavior of a young man who was addicted to sex and violence.

Soon, we’ll have a vaccine designed to change human behavior — in real life.

A team of nine researchers led by the University of Houston (UH) this week announced the development of an anti-fentanyl vaccine. The vaccine is designed to block fentanyl’s ability to enter the brain — and thus block its ability to create a “high.”

According to a study in the journal Pharmaceutics, the research team tested 60 rats, 28 of which received the three-dose regimen of the vaccine.

The researchers plan to start phase 1 trials of the vaccine on humans in 2023, according to the Daily Mail. They also will soon begin manufacturing clinical-grade vaccine.

The UH study “could have major implications for the nation’s opioid epidemic by becoming a relapse prevention agent for people trying to quit using opioids,” according to lead author Colin Haile, M.D., Ph.D., a research associate professor of psychology at UH and the Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics, and founding member of the university’s Drug Discovery Institute.

The study’s senior author, Therese Kosten, Ph.D., described the vaccine as a potential “game changer.”

But others took a different view.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., chairman and chief legal counsel for Children’s Health Defense, pointed out what he said is the hypocrisy and potential profit motive underlying the vaccine’s development.

Kennedy told The Defender:

“The same people who flooded the country with fentanyl hope to make additional billions on vaccines that will supposedly solve the problem they caused. This is a tried-and-true business
model for Big Pharma. You can’t make this stuff up.”

Kennedy, who said the vaccine is “unlike anything before it,” questioned the use of vaccines to change
human behavior:

“Here they are talking about a three-course vaccine regimen to be administered to people so that they will not have the full effect from fentanyl they ingest.

“This is not a vaccine against a virus. This is a vaccine against a behavior, a choice, if you will, because remember, people take fentanyl voluntarily.”