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Development of New Analgesics: An Answer to Opioid Epidemic.

A new interesting article has been published in Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2018 Dec;39(12):1000-1002. doi: 10.1016/j.tips.2018.10.003. and titled:

Development of New Analgesics: An Answer to Opioid Epidemic.

Authors of this article are:

Yaksh TL, Hunt MA, Dos Santos GG.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Management of pain is a fundamental imperative in medicine. Current analgesics suffer from limitations related to efficacy and adverse events of which abuse potential has assumed an important role. Here we highlight the factors that drive the development of novel analgesics and the advances made in the field.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

analgesics;dependence;drug abuse;tolerance

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