Did you know that you may have a gene which makes you experience more or less pain? Pain, that uncomfortable sensory experience we get when we stub our toe or suffer a cut, is the most common reason why we visit the doctor in America. It’s role is to send an alarm signal that something is wrong. Yet many people experience pain differently and at different levels based on their genetic makeup.
This podcast by Simon Tate, CSO at Convergence Pharma is available at http://mendelspod.com/sites/default/files/Simon%20Tate%20Show.mp3 and it covers:
Sodium channel blockers and the Nav1.7 protein
How will your product compare with other pain meds?
Targeted clinical trials
A huge unmet medical need
Learning from the Vioxx scandal
Thoughts on marijuana use for pain