Funding Opportunity: Developing the Therapeutic Potential of the Endocannabinoid System for Pain Treatment (R01)
Pain is a substantial public health issue, where it is estimated that about 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Opioids have been increasingly used to treat chronic pain, and there has been an increase in the number of opioid prescriptions, which has caused a concomitant rise in prescription opioid abuse. While opioids may be effective in treating chronic pain in some cases, other treatment options are desperately needed. One such option is to explore and develop medications that work through the cannabinoid system to help reduce pain.
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