Alexander Cardosa July 22, 2011 09:37 AM Now this is good science, I tip my hat to you sir\'s and madams. Phillip Ramirez July 22, 2011 11:23 AM there is already something that works but it wont be approved for use in the us though it is in use in canada. it works works well and is permanent tkj July 22, 2011 11:28 AM This looks like dangerous research. Our bodies *need* narcotics. ... otherwise, our cells would not have morphine receptors! Are they really , when it comes to clinical trials, risk obliterating the test person\'s ability to tolerate pain, mediated as it is by the body\'s own natural narcotics?? How is any vaccinated patient going to endure post-op pain after surgery??? These are critically important questions~!!!!!! J.A. , M.D. Tyler Totten July 22, 2011 01:29 PM to tkj: They stated in the article that it doesn\'t effect other opiods like oxycodon. So it shouldn\'t matter unless it is a heroin derived pain med. Further test could better inform people as to the risks, but I think it sounds great. Philip Paris, M.D. July 22, 2011 02:51 PM One can hope and pray that such medical research will find new treatments for addiction to opiate drugs. While the above described research sounds promising, as yet they have only experimented on rats, not people - indeed only seven rats were given the experimental vaccine in this research. Again, let us all hope that soon we will have a new medical treatment to offer all of those with a history of opiate addiction. Jim Hinds July 22, 2011 04:06 PM Good Job! Now our addicts will only be able to get hooked on man-made opiates! Very profitable for some drug companies, I\'d think. Mindbreaker July 22, 2011 05:51 PM I guess my primary concern is for those dieing of very painful diseases/conditions. It might necessitate induced coma or euthanasia if morphine and similar drugs do not work. I would also be concerned about possibly compromising the positive feedback from exercise. We sure do not want people to exercise any less. What we actually need is to engender a greater reverence for the \"real\" from an early age and make this a better world to live in where the dreams of more than only a handful are realized. People would not turn to drugs if they respected the real world and felt the real world offered them something. But I suppose that is not really constructive for the inventors of this treatment they could just re-engineer this thing so that it required booster shots rather than being permanent ;) Keith Kritselis July 22, 2011 07:51 PM Why is it that they looked at heroin and said the problem is people are enjoying themselves... not, the problem is that they are getting addicted...Why not work on the version of heroin that is not addictive instead, so I could finally try it... Charles Bosse July 22, 2011 10:07 PM A lot of the \"high\" from muscle use is from serotonin, not morphine. Regardless of it\'s usefulness in treating drug dependency in the US, I bet DARPA is paying attention, as many of the warlords in the Middle East rely on opium poppies for income. If we could give this to captured solders enemy and send them back, I am willing to bet it would amount to a pretty good motivation not to want to be a POW. Since we would be providing them with medical care, it would not be torture... Stuart Halliday July 23, 2011 05:47 PM Let\'s hope it doesn\'t interfere with natural morphine found in our bodies....Also I can just see an addict taking a drug at x2 or more of their drug to try to get a high. Overdosing could be a big side effect?