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Sun Aug 14, 2022, 02:52 PM

Providence tests new treatment for meth addiction

EVERETT — Samuel Hirst’s detox center treats patients addicted to opioids. But the vast majority are also hooked on meth.

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A doctor down the road from Hirst wants to change that.

Providence’s Dr. Thomas Robey is enrolling emergency department patients in a trial-run for new monoclonal antibodies. Just four emergency departments nationwide are testing the new injectable treatment — one Robey said could be a game-changer for locals hooked on meth.

Monoclonal antibodies gained attention this year as a treatment for COVID-19. The molecules are also used for cancer patients, as they target unwanted cells or toxins in the body.

https://www.heraldnet.com/news/itd-be-a-miracle-providence-tests-new-treatment-for-meth-addiction/

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Sun Aug 14, 2022, 03:06 PM

1. Wouldn't that be something? nt

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Sun Aug 14, 2022, 03:10 PM

2. Not buying it ...

The main problems from both these classes of drugs stem from the way they alter a user's brain chemistry (neurotransmitter balances and such), not 'toxins' that you're going to remove with monoclonal antibodies.

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