Naltrexone is an opiate antagonist drug developed in the 1970s and approved by the FDA in 1984 as a safe and effective treatment for opiate and drug abuse. This book describes the history of naltrexone, including its potential therapeutic uses, its effects on the immune system, and its pharmacological properties.
Elaine A. Moore has worked in hospital laboratories for more than 30 years, primarily in immunohematology and toxicology. She is the author of Hepatitis (2006), Encyclopedia of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2005), Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease; With Directories of Research, Treatment and Care Facilities (2003), Autoimmune Diseases and Their Environmental Triggers (2002) and Graves' Disease (2001). She lives in Sedalia, Colorado. Samantha Wilkinson lives in Edmonds, Washington.