3D printed pills for people with epilepsy to enter production

3D printed pills for people with epilepsy to enter production

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Earlier this year the FDA approved the first 3D printed drug, which is now set to enter production in Ohio from next month. Spritam, made by American pharmaceutical company Aprecia, can be taken by people with epilepsy to reduce seizures. But as The Atlantic has reported, this technological advance is unlikely to have as great an impact upon pharmaceuticals, as 3D printing has had in other areas of medicine. Prosthetics, for example, is an area where the incredible reduction in costs has made prosthetic hands much more widely available. That is not to say the 3D printed pills will be without merit.

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