Here we attempt to make things a little simpler, so you can follow the literature on ion channels and pain drugs. This is the beginning of a ssries which will appear here on this topic. The field changes pretty rapidly so some of it will be controversial by the time it appears. Isn’t it great the scientists are moving along so rapidly! Movement is what you see before a cure is found. Open the gate, and let us out, or as these articles will point out, close the gate, and stop the pain.