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.


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

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