3 D Printed Rx Takes Shape
I’m Shleby Cullinan with today’s health news.
It has consistently pushed the boundaries of possibility, and now 3-D printing technology
has reached the realm of medicine. A new 3-D printed drug called Spritam has been approved
for oral use by the US FDA. It is the first FDA-approved drug to be produced with 3-D
technology, which creates objects by precisely and repeatedly layering one substance on top
of another. The privately owned company that made Spritam, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, said
in a press release that the new drug is designed to treat seizures in people suffering from
epilepsy. Spritam is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2016.. Spritam is
expected to be available in the first quarter of 2016.