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Researchers like CTBR member Mandë Holford aim to find alternative painkillers to addictive opioids.

"In the wake of mounting overdoses and deaths from the opioid-addiction crisis sweeping across the U.S., drugmakers are racing to come up with safer painkillers.  Companies are highly motivated to create alternatives to the $4 billion opioid market. The federal government is cracking down on lax prescriptions that contribute to many thousands of deaths a year and has started to block the sale of medications it considers unsafe. " Read more on Newsmax Health and Bloomberg News.