Saturday, June 13, 2015

Compassionate chemistry

The Egg got his wisdom teeth out on Wednesday, it was a tough go, and early in the game we had some trouble getting ahead of the pain, even with a best practices management plan from the oral surgeon.  But get ahead we did, and I'm grateful for the chemistry that made him more comfortable.  Still, I'm aware of the huge holes in the pharmacopeia with respect to pain. There is really just a single class of drugs (opiates) which effectively relieves moderate to severe pain, and the side-effects are substantial.  And many people around the world do not have access to even these.  Compassionate chemistry research?

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