In America, the FDA has approved a 3d-printed drug for the treatment of seizures for epilepsy sufferers. The drug, Spritam (levetiracetam) is reportedly the first ever approved 3d-printed drug. 3D printing has been used before to produce medical devices, but has not before now been used to produce a drug approved for use.
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Making it easy to take epilepsy medication is important because it is common for people with epilepsy to miss or skip a dose of their medication, which can then increase the risk of having a seizure.