A painkiller that lasts 5 times longer

Futurity highlights research into longer lasting painkillers that could also limit side effects and toxins that the body has to process.

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Lidocaine is currently widely used for anaesthetic purposes but a new compound – Boronicaine – could significantly reduce the dosages required, whilst lasting longer and also limiting potential side effects. Further research is required but early tests have been positive.

Source: Futurity

Image credit: University of Nottingham, UK

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