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The anti-obesity drug Belviq may be repurposed for treatment of cocaine abuse

Since its approval by the FDA in 2013, Belviq® has been used to successfully treat patients with obesity by acting on serotonin receptors in the brain to increase feelings of satiety. However, the drug was recently used in studies at the University of Texas on rhesus monkeys who were addicted to cocaine, as the addiction/reward pathway is closely […]