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  • Preclinical study suggests path toward non-addictive painkillers

    A pre-clinical study led by Indiana University scientists reports a promising step forward in the search for pain relief methods without the addictive side effects behind the country's current opioid addiction crisis. The research finds that the use of compounds called positive allosteric modulators more

  • From heroin addiction to alcohol-related problems

    Methadone programs and long-term therapy using other opioids evidently work. People addicted to heroin consume less heroin, cocaine and even alcohol at the beginning of the treatment. As a long-term study conducted by the University Psychiatric Hospital and the University of Zurich reveals, however, more

  • Sex, drugs, and rock and roll chemistry in the brain

    The same brain-chemical system that mediates feelings of pleasure from sex, recreational drugs, and food is also critical to experiencing musical pleasure, according to a study by McGill University researchers. "This is the first demonstration that the brain's own opioids are directly involved in mu more

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A Brief Guide to Common Painkillers

Following on from the previous post on antibiotics, it seemed logical to also take a look at the drugs we take to relieve pain. Painkilling drugs, or analgesics, come in a number of forms, but fall broadly into two main classes: non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids. This graphic more

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  • Dialing down the opioids

    Pain The pain relief afforded by morphine and other opioids comes with the cost of behavioral side effects and high addiction potential. He et al. found that the analgesic response to morphine could be enhanced by compounds that activate the peripheral sensory neuron–localized receptor MrgC11 in more

  • Safety and efficacy of an oxycodone vaccine: Addressing some of the unique considerations posed by opioid abuse

    by M. D. Raleigh, S. J. Peterson, M. Laudenbach, F. Baruffaldi, F. I. Carroll, S. D. Comer, H. A. Navarro, T. L. Langston, S. P. Runyon, S. Winston, M. Pravetoni, P. R. Pentel Among vaccines aimed at treating substance use disorders, those targeting opioids present several unique medication devel more

  • ‘Biased’ opioids could yield safer pain relief

    Nearly all of the roughly 64,000 Americans who died from opioid overdoses in 2016 succumbed because their breathing shut down, triggered by the effects of the drugs on important receptors in the brain stem. When they are activated, μ-opioid receptors potently relieve pain. They also control respirat more

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Opioid An opioid is a chemical substance that has a morphine -like action in the body. The main use is for pain relief . These agents work by binding to opioid receptor s, which are found principally in the central nervous system and the gastro ... more


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