Brazilian Research Produces Particle to Avoid Cocaine Overdose

As the particle has a rapid action on the body, it can be designed to help in emergencies in case of overdose, not only by illicit drugs but also in cases of suicide attempts.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Researchers from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) developed a particle capable of trapping cocaine present in the body and thus preventing the user from dying from an overdose.

The structure created has saved guinea pigs in every test conducted. The pharmaceutical industry is now seeking students interested in continuing tests to produce project-based drugs.

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