Researchers have determined how morphine derivatives bind to the kappa opioid receptor, which should enable safer painkillers to be developed
Rooting out synthetic opioids like fentanyl is a game of whack-a-mole; once the DEA targets a specific chemical composition, a new one pops up. The post Keeping Fentanyl Out of the US Will Take More Than a Wall appeared first on WIRED.
In America, saving a life costs as much as the market will bear. The post How Does a $575 Life-Saving Drug Jump to $4,500? Blame a Perverse System appeared first on WIRED.
Kratom is helping wean thousands of Americans off illegal drugs and prescription pain pills, without creating long term dependency. It shouldn't be illegal. The post Banning a Promising Cure for Opioid Addiction Is a Bad Idea appeared first on WIRED.
A new set of CDC recommendations try to strike a balance between neglecting pain and prescribing addiction. The post Americans Have Been Addicted to Prescription Opiates Forever appeared first on WIRED.