A Promising, Fishy Painkiller

Friday, December 07, 2007

Back in 2003, a captivating article at Wired.com about a small Vancouver-based Pharmaceutical company called Wex Technologies Inc. who are looking to produce a potent painkiller derived from the blowfish called Tectin.

From the article:
"The company says Tectin differs from other painkillers in that it doesn't have the same side effects as morphine and its derivatives, doesn't interact with other medicines and is not addictive. It is up to 3,200 times stronger than morphine."

In August of 2007, Wex Technologies published a study entitled "An Open-Label, Multi-Dose Efficacy and Safety Study of Intramuscular Tetrodotoxin in Patients with Severe Cancer-Related Pain." The report is in both Pdf and html.

I just noticed that according to the company Tectin™ has been cleared for a severe non-malignant chronic pain trial in Canada. Maybe this could help individuals like myself who have not responded well to the usually regiment used to treat clusters. Not to mention anyone else who live in a constant of agony. It would sure would be nice to have an effective painkiller. Here's looking at hoping!

Note: I am not affiliated with any of the afore companies or product(s) mentioned.


The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.




Oooo, I hope you can get your hands on it, and I hope even mroe that it works for you!!

By Blogger Jackie, at 8 December 2007 at 19:08  

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