FIGHTING OPIOID ABUSE WITH 3D PRINTED EGG-SHAPED TABLETS

According to new research, 3D printed tablets could deter opioid abusers from misusing pharmaceuticals. A team from St. John’s University, New York, designed and tested egg-shaped thermoplastic shapes that make it difficult to misuse strong prescription drugs.

These egg-shaped tablets, dubbed “egglets”, were developed and assessed by Doctors Pavan Kumar Nukala, Siddhant Palekar, Manali Patki and Ketan Patel. The 3D printed pills passed the majority of tests for abuse deterrent opioids as described in FDA guidance.

 

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