Inspired By Her Own Pain, A Researcher Explores Alternatives To Opioid Treatments

(By Joe Palca for NPR)

The explosion of deaths related to opioid misuse has underscored a pressing need for better ways of treating pain, especially chronic pain.

Duquesne University pharmacology associate professor Jelena Janjic thinks she’s on to one. It involves using a patient’s own immune system to deliver non-opioid pain medication to places in the body where there’s pain. Continue reading article here…

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