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Weight Loss Drug Helps Curb Cocaine Addictions

(7/22/2013)

Weight Loss Drug Helps Curb Cocaine Addictions
ScienceDaily
July 18, 2013

The drug topiramate, typically used to treat epilepsy and more recently weight loss, may also help people addicted to both cocaine and alcohol use less cocaine, particularly heavy users, researchers in the department of Psychiatry at Penn Medicine report in a new study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Results from the double-blind, placebo-controlled trial adds to the growing body of evidence supporting topiramate as a promising medication to treat addiction.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130718142540.htm

 


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