Drug Target Review
Novel class of non-addictive analgesics demonstrate safety in animals
July 7, 2020
To overcome the issues of current analgesics, researchers reveal a new class of non-narcotic pipeline drugs based on acetaminophen. Acute and chronic pain management is a growing global health burden. With the opioid epidemic still on the rise, and nephro- and hepatotoxicity linked to prolonged use of non-narcotic pain medications, novel analgesics (pain killers) are desperately needed.