Heidi Wyandt, 27, holds a handful of her medication bottles at the Altoona Center for Clinical Research in Altoona, Pa., where she is helping test an experimental non-opioid pain medication for chronic back pain. With about 2 million Americans hooked on opioid painkillers, researchers are searching for less addictive drugs to treat pain.
Heidi Wyandt, 27, holds a handful of her medication bottles at the Altoona Center for Clinical Research in Altoona, Pa., where she is helping test an experimental non-opioid pain medication for chronic back pain. With about 2 million Americans hooked on opioid painkillers, researchers are searching for less addictive drugs to treat pain. Chris Post AP
Heidi Wyandt, 27, holds a handful of her medication bottles at the Altoona Center for Clinical Research in Altoona, Pa., where she is helping test an experimental non-opioid pain medication for chronic back pain. With about 2 million Americans hooked on opioid painkillers, researchers are searching for less addictive drugs to treat pain. Chris Post AP

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April 19, 2017 10:20 AM