A new drug to treat chronic pain
A non-opioid to treat chronic pain? - short science news and articles

Researchers are developing a new drug which is now in its earliest stages to treat chronic pain without the addictive properties of opioids. This drug, technically named as the ML351, inhibits the 15-Lipoxygenase-1 enzyme which is involved in the synthesis of bioactive lipids which contribute directly to chronic pain which is usually not relieved by the anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen.

Currently available drugs like the opioids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs help reduce pain from inflammation, but not so much for chronic pain.

ML351 is targeting a new signaling pathway and it could be effective in treatment of chronic debilitating pain. This could also decrease the current opioid crisis.

Read the full story: Virginia Tech
Scientific publication: PAIN

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