Experimental Drug Cuts Off Pain at the Source, Company Says

January 30, 2024

He predicted that the Vertex drug would be only the first foray into this new area. There is no way to separate the effects of opioids — pain relief — from the side effects: changes in thinking, cognition, energy and emotions. So researchers began scouring the globe for people who had genetic mutations that prevent peripheral nerves from transmitting pain signals, or that made peripheral nerves signal pain nearly constantly. For now, the Vertex drug, if approved, would only be used on a fairly narrow range of conditions. The post Experimental Drug Cuts Off Pain at the Source, Company Says appeared first on New York Times.