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Dasatinib Now Approved For Paediatric Leukemia

A drug called dasatinib was found to be safe and effective for children with chronic myeloid leukemia, according to a clinical trial published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Based on the findings, the drug has been approved by the FDA.

Perioperative Opioid Could Similarly Prolong Postoperative Pain

According to a new study, researchers examine opioids are effective postoperative analgesics. Disturbingly, we have previously reported that opioids such as morphine can worsen inflammatory pain and peripheral and central neuropathic pain. Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs the pain for more than three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.