Researchers Aim To Treat Chemotherapy Side Effects Without Opioids

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A team of UA researchers, including COM-T professor and BIO5 member Dr. Rajesh Khanna, are developing a compound that would be used as an alternative to opioids in treating the pain of chemotherapy. The opioids currently prescribed by doctors have many side effects and can be easily abused by patients. This alternative painkillers being developed bypass many of these issues and could be instrumental in ending the current opiate abuse health crisis.