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Targeted opioid that hones in on inflamed tissues stops colitis pain without side effects

Study in mice points to promising treatment for pain in inflammatory bowel disease.

A targeted opioid that only treats diseased tissues and spares healthy tissues relieves pain from inflammatory bowel disease without causing side effects, according to new research published in the journal Gut. The study, led by researchers at New York University College of Dentistry and Queen’s University in Ontario, was conducted in mice with colitis, an inflammatory bowel […]

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Why don’t we take mental pain as seriously as we take physical pain?

Posted: December 14 2020

By Mark D Rego One of the first patients I saw in medical school was an elderly man dying of metastatic colon cancer, which had spread to his bones and was excruciatingly painful. I was shocked and heartbroken when I saw him beg the doctor for more pain medicine than the modest doses he was […]

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