St. Louis researchers study non-opioid painkiller

From KMOV 4… Families continue to be devastated by the opioid epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 63,000 Americans died because of a drug overdose in 2016. Nearly two-thirds of those deaths (66 percent) involved a prescription opioid or illegal opioid. Now, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis […]

Non-opioid drug relieves pain in mice, targets immune cells

Investigational drug works differently than addictive opioid drugs From the WashU School of Medicine News… Faced with the epidemic of opioid addiction, researchers have been charged with finding other strategies to treat pain. Their efforts largely have focused on nerve cells that transmit pain signals to the spinal cord and brain. But new research, led […]