FDA Approves First 3D-Printed Prescription Drug
FDA for the first time has approved a prescription drug that was produced using 3D printing. The drug, Spritam, is a dissolvable tablet to treat seizures. It is produced by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals. Spritam is created using Aprecia's "ZipDose" technology, which makes premeasured doses that disintegrate in the mouth with liquid. Aprecia said it expects Spritam to launch in the first quarter of 2016.
- "In a First, Drug Using 3D Printing Technology Gets FDA Nod" (Nair, Reuters, 8/3).
- "FDA Clears First 3-D Printed Prescription Drug" (AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 8/3).