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  •   Home > News > Politics

    New Zealand researchers could provide the answer to the opioid epidemic

    New Zealand researchers could provide the answer to the opioid epidemic


    Victoria University has received a 1.2 million dollar grant to advance the development of a safer opioid alternative to the pre-clinical phase.

    Associate Professor Bronwyn Kivell says one in five New Zealand adults suffer from chronic pain, and half of those report current treatments don't offer much relief.

    She says they're aiming to develop a double-whammy drug that relieves pain, and isn't as addictive.

    Kivell says they know a lot about the anti-addiction properties of the compound they're studying -- and that's why they're investigating it.

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     Today's News

    Law and Order:
    A man's appeared in the Auckland District Court today -- charged with murder in relation to the death of Pauline Hanna in Auckland 13:29

    Politics:
    The NRL will wait until later in the week to make a call on which stadium will host the grand final as talks still continue with the Queensland government about a possible shift from Sydney 13:29

    Entertainment:
    Winnie Harlow says it's about time she was known for more than just being that "model with vitiligo" 13:12

    Basketball:
    Isaac Fotu is back in the Tall Blacks for the first time since 2019 13:09

    Entertainment:
    Sir Salman Rushdie is "likely" to lose an eye after being stabbed in New York, his agent has revealed 12:42

    Soccer:
    Liverpool have dropped points in their first home game of the Premier League football season 12:29

    Entertainment:
    Anne Heche's ex-husband Coleman 'Coley' Laffoon has vowed to look after their son Homer following her death 12:12

    Law and Order:
    Improving Kiwis driving remains a key part of Waka Kotahi's Road to Zero campaign 11:49

    Rugby League:
    Former NRL playmaker Corey Norman's Super League career could be over after allegations of inappropriately probing an opponent with his finger 11:49

    Entertainment:
    Olivia Colman admits she has to keep working to pay her mortgage 11:42


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