The researchers, who have been working to combat injury-related depression
, substance abuse, and suicide due to unremitting, persistent pain, have dubbed the new analgesic “N60” and now plan human trials. (Meaning, unfortunately, that approval and general availability of the drug, if it fulfills its early promise, is still some time off.)
First, they Discovered the Chronic Pain Pathway
Pain is a perception in the brain triggered by signals sent along nerves in the peripheral nervous system.