Nano-painkiller Lasts Longer and Is Less Addictive than Opioids
Published:18 Feb.2019    Source:Medical Xpress

A team of researchers from Université Paris-Saclay and Université Paris Descartes has developed a nano-drug that has been found to reduce pain in rodents. The group reports that the nano-drug also lasts longer and is less addictive than opioids.

 

The group focused on peptides that occur naturally in the body and bind to opioid receptors—one example is enkephalin. It is believed that drugs modeled on them would be just as effective as opioids but less addictive.