New Drug Could be Safer, Non-Addictive Alternative to Morphine

SCIENCE DAILY (01/28) – A painkiller has been developed that is as strong as morphine but isn’t likely to be addictive and with fewer side effects, according to a new study. Opium-based drugs are the leading treatments for severe and chronic pain, but they can be highly addictive. Their abuse results in thousands of overdose deaths in the United States annually. Read more

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