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Synthetic Botox Treats Chronic Pain in Mice
Abby Olena | Jul 18, 2018
Researchers silence pain neurons in the mouse spinal cord with injections of botulinum toxins modified to bind to the neurons’ receptors.
NIH Won’t Use Industry Money for Opioid Research Initiative
Shawna Williams | Apr 19, 2018
The announcement comes after an agency working group recommends against an industry partnership on ethical grounds.
Sex Differences in Opioid Analgesia: A Complicated Picture
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2018
Researchers are beginning to tease apart the mechanisms underlying differences in how males and females respond to powerful painkillers.
Prospecting for Painkillers
Staff | Dec 31, 2017
Cone snail venom researcher Mandë Holford discusses the therapeutic potential of toxins found in animals.
CDC Offers Advice to Limit Opioid Scripts
Kerry Grens | Mar 17, 2016
Aimed at primary care providers, the recommendations encourage non-narcotic alternatives or short-term opioid prescriptions and patient monitoring.
FDA OKs Overdose Treatment Device
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 4, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a long-awaited handheld device for the treatment of opioid-overdose emergencies.
An Offensive Playbook
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2014
Developing nonaddictive drugs to combat pain