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The study surprisingly shows that the body may need inflammation to prevent acute, short-term pain from turning into chronic pain.

Higher levels of general inflammation throughout the body in older people may trigger extreme inflammatory responses.

The development of new drugs can be an extremely lengthy, costly, and frustrating process, with an estimated investment by pharmaceutical companies reaching as high as $2-4 billion over more than a decade to bring a drug to market, often with little guarantee of substantial return.