Harmony and heresy of an L-type calcium channel inhibitor: suppression of cocaine seeking via increased dopamine transmission in the nucleus accumbens

  title={Harmony and heresy of an L-type calcium channel inhibitor: suppression of cocaine seeking via increased dopamine transmission in the nucleus accumbens},
  author={Sarah E. Swinford-Jackson and R. Christopher Pierce},
Cocaine addiction exacts devastating personal, societal, and economic costs. However, despite decades of research and numerous clinical trials, FDA approved treatments for cocaine use disorder are nonexistent. Given these failures, a potentially efficient strategy for identifying effective treatments for cocaine addiction is to repurpose pharmacotherapies that have already been FDA approved for other indications. This approach is particularly advantageous when existing preclinical and/or… 

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