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Taking ACTTION to Improve Development of Analgesics

By Peter Winter
Editor

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Millions of Americans live with pain that can often persist for years. Current treatment options that include opioids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are limited in their clinical effectiveness. In addition, there are important undesirable side effects and safety risks associated with the available treatments for acute and chronic pain, not the least of which is the expanding epidemic of prescription pain medicine misuse and abuse.

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