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The Strange Connection Between Opioid Addiction and Narcolepsy Might Help Us Treat Both

A new study could revive an abandoned theory about how to treat narcolepsy, the thus-far incurable disorder that makes people chronically sleepy. And it could also provide a new lead on how to treat drug addiction. Read More >>

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A Nasal Spray That Shoots Nanosized Opioids to the Brain May Help People Avoid Addiction

As doctors and scientists struggle to turn the tide of an opioid addiction crisis, there are others looking further ahead, trying to create a world where addiction can’t take hold in the first place. One such approach, created by a team of scientists here in the UK, is a nasal spray that shoots a naturally produced opioid straight to the brain—seemingly without causing the euphoric high and tolerance that can lead to dependence. Read More >>