Ethical dimensions of vaccines against substance abuse

Nature Immunology
June 2012 – Vol 13 No 6

Immune to addiction: the ethical dimensions of vaccines against substance abuse – pp521 – 524
Michael J Young, Dominic A Sisti, Hila Rimon-Greenspan, Jason L Schwartz & Arthur L Caplan

Promising advances have been made in recent years for a unique class of immunotherapies that use vaccination to combat substance-use disorders. Although such vaccines are potentially useful for addictions, they raise a variety of ethical and social questions.