Painkillers without addiction? Vertex hopes its experimental pill can be first in a new class of drugs

I recently read an article about Vertex Pharmaceuticals and their experimental non-opioid pain pill. While I’m glad that new medications are being developed to treat pain without the use of opioids, I am a little skeptical that this pill will be as effective as opioids have been. I think it’s important that more research is done to determine the efficacy of the pill before it is released on the market. It would be a shame if people ended up taking the pill and found out it wasn’t as effective as opioids. I’m sure that Vertex has done a lot of research to back up the efficacy of the pill, but it’s still important to consider all variables and do additional research.