Oregon Teen Conducts Painkiller Research

Raghav Tripathi, 17, could win a $100,000 scholarship for work in the field of medicine.
3:00 | 11/13/12

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Talk about being an over achiever a high school student an organ is winning awards for creating a non addictive painkiller. -- off -- -- was inspired by his mother who broke her leg in a skiing accident but refused painkillers. Out of fear of addiction the seventeen year old worked night and day on his quest for six months and is now close to testing has drug on mice. -- -- will compete inning national competition next month in Washington DC for a 100000 dollars. But he says it's not really about the money it's about helping people with chronic pain.

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