By Robert Glatter via Forbes
A pill is a pill. Or is it?
You may think that taking prescribed medications is a no-brainer, but think again.
Let’s face it. Going to the pharmacy is a chore–something that we often dread when we have to wait in line after our doctor has called, e-prescribed or given us a paper prescription. While innovative bulk-mail delivery and local delivery remain options, the potential for disruption in delivery methods for the pharmaceutical industry would require a radical shift in thinking about how our medications are produced and distributed.
Enter 3D printing of medications.
Scientists have developed a novel technique that may potentially change the way you not only think about, but actually take or adjust the dosage of your medications in the next decade—maybe sooner.