Monday August 03, 2015

FDA Approves A Drug Made Using 3D Printing

How long do you think it is going to take for someone to start 3D printing counterfeit drugs?

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved its first drug manufactured using 3D printing, Aprecia's epilepsy-fighting Spritam. The medication uses a porous, 3D-printed formula to help deliver even very high doses (as high as 1,000mg) while remaining easy to swallow -- all you have to do is take a sip of liquid to quickly disperse the drug and get it into your body.