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Researchers have discovered a new form of neurotransmission that influences long-lasting memory created by addictive drugs like cocaine and opioids and the craving for them.
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In a major breakthrough, scientists have shown that it is possible to block addiction to morphine and heroin, while boosting relief from pain.
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Despite suffering severe pain, about one in three older cancer patients do not end up taking opioids, the most potent of analgesics.
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Scientists have identified a protein in nerve cells that is driving the withdrawal response.
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Indiscriminate use of painkillers may open the way to drug abuse among people with a history of using both types of drugs.