The DEA proposed reducing the manufacturing of prescription opioids for the fourth year in a row, but chronic pain patients are begging the agency to reconsider.
Scientists find fruit flies develop "hypersensitivity" after injury in a similar way to humans.
Alexa Juckiewicz-Caspell had to learn how to speak and breathe again after she developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Cannabis might reduce pain but not by a lot, and not by much more than a placebo.
It would be one thing if opioid-based pain pills simply did nothing for people with chronic pain—but they can be addictive.
A research overlap with physics suggests that chronic pain may be a consciousness disorder, rather than a physical one.
Quell tricks the central nervous system to produce natural opioids to relieve pain.