Development of the Neuroimmune Modulator Ibudilast for the Treatment of Alcoholism: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Human Laboratory Trial

  title={Development of the Neuroimmune Modulator Ibudilast for the Treatment of Alcoholism: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Human Laboratory Trial},
  author={L. Ray and S. Bujarski and S. Shoptaw and Daniel J O Roche and K. Heinzerling and K. Miotto},
  • L. Ray, S. Bujarski, +3 authors K. Miotto
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Current directions in medication development for alcohol use disorder (AUD) emphasize the need to identify novel molecular targets and efficiently screen new compounds aimed at those targets. Ibudilast (IBUD) is a neuroimmune modulator that inhibits phosphodiesterase-4 and -10 and macrophage migration inhibitory factor and was recently found to reduce alcohol intake in rats by ∼50%. To advance medication development for AUD, the present study consists of a randomized, crossover, double-blind… CONTINUE READING
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