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March 18, 2018 – A new pill invented by University of Sydney scientists could be the breakthrough to curing drug and alcohol addiction. Researchers have spent more than a decade developing SOC-1, in response to the the devastating effects of ice affecting many areas of Australia and several other forms of addiction. Its inventors hope trials will start in the next few years through a spin-off company and will overcome challenges of using tablet or spray forms of oxytocin treatment … He looks forward to the day the pill will save lives. It is estimated 15 per cent of deaths every year worldwide are the result of harmful use and abuse of addictive substances. ‘That’s an enormous number of people dying,’ Dr Bowen said. ‘Yet there’s not a tremendous amount of work going on to develop novel therapeutics to treat substance use disorders.’

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