A startup just raised $27 million to make a new kind of painkiller using technology from Harvard scientists, as the race to replace opioids heats up

America is in the midst of a deadly opioid epidemic. There’s a need for better pain drugs that aren’t addictive. A new startup, Nocion Therapeutics, is using science out of Harvard and a fresh $27 million in funding to make drugs like that. It plans to focus first on relieving coughs, an area of pain management that’s been overlooked. More than 30 million people go to the doctor each year complaining about coughs, and

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