Scientists are now designing and developing safe and effective substitute painkillers that could serve as alternatives to opioid. It is reported that more than 60,000 people died of opioid overdoses in the U.S. in 2016. With the possible development of the non-addictive opioid alternatives, it might end the worldwide opioid addiction crisis that led to the death of many people.
The findings of the study were published in the journal Cell. The study was led by the researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to Futurity.
Bryan Roth, the co-author of the study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said that numerous people are dying each year in the U.S. because of opioid overdoses. He further said that more than 50,000 people died in 2016 and described it as a terrible crisis.
In the new study, the scientists examined a receptor protein known as the kappa …
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