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Saturday, September 12 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
New Anti-addiction Medications: Exploring Pharmacogenetic and Immunotherapy Approaches to Managing Addiction

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Addiction treatments have been substantially improved in the past 20 years, but some mental health professionals are not aware of how these medications can be utilized in their treatment of patients. This session will review the evidence-based data on nalmefene and naltrexone for alcoholism, doxazosin for cocaine dependence, and vaccines for methamphetamine dependence. Dr. Kosten will discuss how to identify patients who will benefit from these medications based on clinical and genetic characteristics.

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Thomas Kosten, MD

JH Waggoner Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TexasThomas R. Kosten, MD, is the JH Waggoner Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, vice-Chair for Psychiatry and Co-director... Read More →

Saturday September 12, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT

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