A new opioid could provide pain relief—without causing addiction


If it works in humans, anyway Pixabay Opioids come with a lot of downsides. They are highly addictive, and come with a slew of unwanted side effects like constipation, not to mention life-threatening ones like respiratory distress. But we just can’t quit them: Opioids are extremely effective at controlling pain. Unfortunately, there’s no way to get…


A new opioid could provide pain relief—without causing addiction
A new opioid could provide pain relief—without causing addiction

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