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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    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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