This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. Primary support for the subproject and the subproject's principal investigator may have been provided by other sources, including other NIH sources. The Total Cost listed for the subproject likely represents the estimated amount of Center infrastructure utilized by the subproject, not direct funding provided by the NCRR grant to the subproject or subproject staff. ABSTRACT This will be a double-blind, placebo-controlled, between- subjects study. It will be conducted in 80 non-treatment seeking methamphetamine (MA) dependent subjects who will be resident at the Michael De Bakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAC) for the 8-day duration of the study. After admission to the study and stabilization and initial monitoring, participants will receive 15mg and 30mg MA separated by at least 4 hours. Over the next several days they will undergo testing of cue reactivity and then participate in MA self-administration in which they will have the opportunity to choose between 3mg MA or money alternatives. Participants will then be randomly assigned to placebo (n=20) or perindopril 4mg, 8mg, or 16mg (n=20 for each group) for the remainder of the study. The 15 and 30mg MA dosing, cue reactivity testing, and MA self-administration activities will then be repeated as before. Participants will then be discharged from the study and will return at intervals for payment and assessment of late emerging adverse events. Should there be difficulties securing access to sufficient hospital beds or if weekend nursing coverage becomes problematic, parts of the protocol may be conducted with participants as outpatients. Abstinence from illicit MA use will be ensured by daily urine testing with serial dilution of urine used to separate episodes of illicit use from MA administered as part of this study. Participants will receive payments of $50 per day provided they abstain from illicit MA use regardless of whether they participate as inpatients or outpatients.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
General Clinical Research Centers Program (M01)
Project #
5M01RR000188-47
Application #
8356772
Study Section
National Center for Research Resources Initial Review Group (RIRG)
Project Start
2010-12-01
Project End
2011-11-30
Budget Start
2010-12-01
Budget End
2011-11-30
Support Year
47
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$43,929
Indirect Cost
Name
Baylor College of Medicine
Department
Pediatrics
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
051113330
City
Houston
State
TX
Country
United States
Zip Code
77030
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