Trial: World-first $1 methamphetamine cure?

From Perth Now:

A cure for methamphetamine addiction will be trialled in Perth in a world-first.

The study, led by WA Health emergency medicine specialist Dr Amanda Stafford, will use the drug Baclofen, which was licensed in the 1970s as a muscle relaxant.

The treatment using the Baclofen pill, which costs as little as $1 a day, has since been found through overseas trials on humans and animals to act as an anti-craving agent for treating alcoholism and cocaine addiction.

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