Opiates: The Drugs Do Work

To continue the theme of “how painkillers kill pain” I’m going to take a tour of the opiate drugs, which include morphine, codeine and, unnervingly, heroin. So, we know from earlier posts that NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, for those of you who haven’t read that post, or just don’t remember silly long acronyms) act by […]