Scientists are working on a new drug that works like medical marijuana to treat pain—but without getting you high — Quartz

The opioid epidemic in America has researchers on the hunt for new ways to treat pain. Opioids are powerful painkillers, usually prescribed to patients with severe or chronic pain, like those who have had a major injury, surgery, or cancer. They’re also highly addictive. Frequently, patients taking legitimate prescription opioids wind up either abusing or…

via Scientists are working on a new drug that works like medical marijuana to treat pain—but without getting you high — Quartz

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