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Treatment of PCP addiction and PCP addiction-related behavior

United States Patent

May 28, 2002
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The present invention provides a method for changing addiction-related behavior of a mammal suffering from addiction to phencyclidine (PCP). The method includes administering to the mammal an effective amount of gamma vinylGABA (GVG) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or an enantiomer or a racemic mixture thereof, wherein the effective amount is sufficient to diminish, inhibit or eliminate behavior associated with craving or use of PCP.
Dewey; Stephen L. (Manorville, NY), Brodie; Jonathan D. (Cos Cob, CT), Ashby, Jr.; Charles R. (Miller Place, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
09/ 694,040
October 23, 2000
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.