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[Comment] Opioid analgesics pass the acid test

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Understanding of the neurobiology of pain continues to increase at a remarkable pace, raising optimism for improvements in pain therapy. Physicians can choose from multiple classes of medications to treat acute or chronic pain that can often be highly effective. Many patients, however, do not have their pain well controlled with available drugs, and these drugs often have severe side-effects that can ultimately diminish quality of life and potentially result in serious harm.1 Hence, the need for new medicines for treatment of pain remains very high.

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