Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday December 06, 2015

Researchers Discover Pharmaceutical Recipe For Painlessness

It appears that we may have found a real alternative to traditional painkillers such as morphine, with none of the bad side effects like dependence.

"Used in combination with Nav1.7 blockers, the dose of opioid needed to prevent pain is very low," explains Professor Wood. "People with non-functioning Nav1.7 produce low levels of opioids throughout their lives without developing tolerance or experiencing unpleasant side-effects. We hope to see our approach tested in human trials by 2017 and we can then start looking into drug combinations to help the millions of chronic pain patients around the world."