Latest developments in causes and treatments



Nicotine Addiction

Semaglutide As Potential Addiction Therapy

Recently, there has been growing interest in another possible use for GLP-1 weight loss and diabetes drugs — to treat addiction.

Telehealth Company, Pelago, Raises Additional $58 Million in Venture Capital Funding

Virtual clinic, Pelago, raises $58 million for expansion in remote delivery of substance use disorder treatment.

National Institutes of Health Funds Drug Development to Treat Nicotine Addiction

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Drug Addiction (NIDA) announce funding for SBP-9330, a nicotine addiction treatment.

Cytisine – Made From Natural Products – Approved for Treatment of Nicotine Addiction

A drug derived from poisonous laburnum seeds, cytisine has been approved as a stop-smoking aid and shows promise for treating other addictions.