3 D Printing Drugs -Technology and Future: Frequently Asked Questions

Jayashree Thakwani
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Feb 01, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for 3D printing of pharmaceuticals?

Consult a General Practitioner (GP) with description of your symptoms. The doctor will be able to advise you on the need of 3D printed medical device or prescription drug, as required.

2. Are there pharmaceutical companies producing 3D printed drugs on a large scale?

Currently Aprecia is the only company manufacturing 3D printed drugs on a mass scale. However, there are other pharmaceutical companies which are developing medications with this technology.

3. Has the technology of 3D printed drugs been approved by FDA?

Yes, US FDA has approved one product based on this technology. FDA encourages the development of innovative technologies, based on science and risk-based process development.

4. Are there any quality defects in 3D printed drugs?

Yes, there could be quality defects like banding, leaning, waring, and shifting.

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