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French Doctor Finds Cure for Alcoholism in a Pill, Causing a Stir.
Having himself suffered from dipsomania
, Dr. Olivier Ameisen, claims in his book, Le Dernier Verre
(The Last Glass
), that the muscle relaxant bacloflen suppressed his craving for alcohol
, curing his alcoholism. A top cardiologist in France, and doctor to a former French PM
, Ameisen has called for clinical trials to verify his bold claim, while causing some in the field to accuse him of irresponsibility for suggesting alcoholism can be cured by a pill, although other pills
are in the works.
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