Re: New Pain Medicine N60?
When a drug has a letter-number code like that, rather than an actual name, it means that it's still pretty early in the development process.
As of the 2010 announcement, it was just discovered and tested in labs and on animals. It doesn't seem to have been tested on humans at all yet, which means it's at least 5 years away from the market. (And, of course, it might totally flop in human trials!) Worse, I didn't find any references to a major drug maker picking it up to fund the studies in the first place. So, exciting, but probably not on its way to a drugstore near you any time soon.