Researchers testing non-addictive painkiller

Posted at 5:44 AM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 05:44:58-04

Researchers say they're close to making a non-addictive painkiller that's 50 times stronger than morphine.

It's called Blue 181 and it could be approved for use in about 5 years, according to news reports.

Researchers in Massachusetts are working on the pill.

They say it clings to a receptor that turns off pain without turning on an addictive high.

It's about to go into its first clinical trial.