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DIY Drugs: Big Pharma and the FDA Most Likely To Steer the Outcome of 3D Printed Medications

Written by David

February 4, 2019

Photo credit: Aprecia Excitement has been building regarding patient-specific, 3D printable drugs over the past few years (especially with the advent of the 3D printed epilepsy drug, SPRITAM ). But what if we could all print out our own drugs or if your local doctor or pharmacy could do the same? Will we be a democratization in drug making through custom doses and shapes made not by pharma companies but by other players? It is, of course, doubtful that anyone will be churning out cold meds in the comfort of their homes next month, or even next year. This could be a different story, however, in the clinical setting—while it is interesting to see how much latitude big pharma allows the rest of us over time. The DIY crowd is resourceful for sure, and with all the correct tools, 3D printing your own prescriptions is already feasible. Lab technician […]

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