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University of Arizona Researchers Closer to Developing Pain Drug That Cuts Opioids’ Addictiveness

University of Arizona researchers say they are closer to developing a pain relief treatment that dramatically diminishes the danger of opioids. The research is focused on a new compound created at UArizona’s Health Sciences department that reduces the sensation of pain by regulating a biological channel linked to pain, the university said. The research team was led by Rajesh Khanna, Ph.D., associate director of the UArizona Health Sciences Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center, professor of pharmacology in the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson and a member of the BIO5 Institute.

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