Sunday, December 15, 2013

Baclofen approved for use in the treatment of alcoholism

Baclofen for Alcoholism 

A tribute to Dr. Olivier Ameisen Posted on
...Olivier Ameisen, the apostle of Baclofen, is dead

Le | 19/07/2013 at 20:58 • Updated 19/07/2013 at 21:30 | By Sandrine Blanchard, Sandrine Cabut and Catherine Vincent
Professor of Cardiology Olivier Ameisen.
Professor Olivier Ameisen, cardiologist, brother of Professor Jean-Claude Ameisen, the current president of the French National Ethics Committee, died on July 18 in Paris of a myocardial infarction. He had just turned 60.
For thousands of alcoholics, he will be the one that allowed them to end their “craving”; the irrepressible need for alcohol. His crusade was for Baclofen: himself a doctor who became addicted to alcohol, he found in an old drug a new path to freedom from addiction, and fought for years to have his discovery accepted...Continue reading...

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