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Mike, 22, a heroin addict who began using opiates when he was 13, pauses to shoot-up by a railway underpass in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, which has become a hub for heroin use. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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Opioid Vaccines Could Make the Brain Immune to Heroin

Heroin and fentanyl vaccines aim to use the body’s own immune system to block addictive chemicals from entering the brain.