Results for - 3D Printed Pill: Formulate, Download, and Print Your Own Medicine?

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*From AAPS; 11.02.2015: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first 3D printed drug, an anti-epilepsy drug called Spritam, made with Aprecia Pharmaceutical's proprietary 3D printing technology, ZipDose. The technology creates pills that rapidly disintegrate with a sip of liquid and allow a high drug load—up to 1,000 mg—to be delivered in a single dose. When I first this article today, I thought really? Pill printing?! Was there something wrong with the way we were making pills before? What do you think?

1. *From AAPS; 11.02.2015: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first 3D printed drug, an anti-epilepsy drug called Spritam, made with Aprecia Pharmaceutical's proprietary 3D printing technology, ZipDose. The technology creates pills that rapidly disintegrate with a sip of liquid and allow a high drug load—up to 1,000 mg—to be delivered in a single dose. When I first this article today, I thought really? Pill printing?! Was there something wrong with the way we were making pills before? What do you think?

3d printing is the way to go, even for medication
29%
501 votes
I say stick with the traditional way of formulating and making pills: If ain't broke why fix it?
71%
1,236 votes
Here are some other ways that 3d is working, in the medical field. Check off what you were already aware of:

2. Here are some other ways that 3d is working, in the medical field. Check off what you were already aware of:

Printing new jawbones in facial reconstruction
20%
354 votes
Printing new dental implants
23%
401 votes
Printing new personalized prosthetics
30%
516 votes
N/A
56%
980 votes
A 3D printed pill is expected to offer the potential to create personalized drugs based on the specific patient needs, rather than having a one-product-fits-all approach. So, in this case, do you approve of 3d printing for tailored medications?

3. A 3D printed pill is expected to offer the potential to create personalized drugs based on the specific patient needs, rather than having a one-product-fits-all approach. So, in this case, do you approve of 3d printing for tailored medications?

Yes
49%
846 votes
No
51%
891 votes

4. 3d medication will reduce the incidence of adverse effects by tailoring its dose. Have you ever needed a medication but could not tolerate the side affects?

Yes
40%
698 votes
No
31%
544 votes
Not Applicable
28%
495 votes
Your overall thought regarding 3d medications is?

5. Your overall thought regarding 3d medications is?

Welcomes promising products
49%
850 votes
Not having it: will just introduce a world of trouble into the pharmaceutical industry
51%
887 votes
11/07/2015 Technology 1737 32 By: ptajuggalette

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