Pharmacologists in the south of Russia are beginning clinical trials of a new anesthetic drug that surpasses morphine in efficiency, but is not addictive. This was reported by TASS by the head of the department of the Volgograd State Medical University, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Spasov.
“Together with the Southern Federal University, a drug has been developed that does not yet have a name, there is only the code RU-1205, which is stronger than the painkillers like morphine and promedol, and does not cause a side effect in the form of addiction. there are negotiations with two factories that will finance clinical trials and start industrial production.Today, there is no such drug anywhere in the world, “Spasov said during the III International Scientific and Practical Conference on Experiment noy and clinical pharmacology.
As the chief freelance specialist – clinical pharmacologist of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the rector of the Volgograd State Medical University Vladimir Petrov, the development is of exceptional importance.
“An analgesic, an anesthetic, which is more effective than morphine, but does not cause mental and physical dependence, is a breakthrough: it is a drug that can make a small revolution in the near future, it will save patients from subsequent addiction, exclude the element of drug addiction that occurs when applying products of morphine, “he said.
At the Pyatigorsk Medical and Pharmaceutical Institute on Friday, the two-day III International Scientific and Practical Conference “Actual aspects of experimental and clinical pharmacology: from molecule to drug” is coming to the end. Scientists and practitioners from the south of Russia, as well as from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Lebanon and Algeria are participating in its work. The issues of searching for new anxiolytics and antidepressants, increasing the effectiveness of known drugs in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other socially significant diseases are discussed.
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