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  1. 13 Apr '16 14:31 / 5 edits
    http://phys.org/news/2016-04-pain-drug-pipeline-unwind-marine.html

    What I am personally hoping for is, whether from this source or some other, a new nonaddictive relatively-safe painkiller being developed that completely removes even the most agonizing pain but with few and trivial side effects and without causing drowsiness or unconsciousness.

    This would be particularly beneficial to terminally ill patients to make sure that their final days are not in agony. Sadly, I personally knew of several people that really needed such a drag including two close relatives that died really painfully because of the unacceptable limitations of existing painkillers.

    But wouldn't it be really nice if it was also OK to take it ~20 mins before having injections or before going to the dentist so you could be certain you won't find that a painful experience? I definitely would want that.
  2. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    13 Apr '16 18:47
    Originally posted by humy
    http://phys.org/news/2016-04-pain-drug-pipeline-unwind-marine.html

    What I am personally hoping for is, whether from this source or some other, a new nonaddictive relatively-safe painkiller being developed that completely removes even the most agonizing pain but with few and trivial side effects and without causing drowsiness or unconsciousness.

    This woul ...[text shortened]... so you could be certain you won't find that a painful experience? I definitely would want that.
    My wife has lived with nearly disabling pain for decades. This would be a singularly welcome gift when perfected and made available to the public. I just hope it is not one of those drugs that cost's $50 a pill.