Oct 6, 2015

FDA orders duodenoscope makers to study device cleaning procedures

Federal health authorities are ordering manufacturers of specialized medical scopes to study how the reusable devices are cleaned following a series of life-threatening bacterial outbreaks at U.S. hospitals. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that the three companies must submit plans to study ...

First drug made with 3-D printer, for epilepsy, gets FDA nod

Aug 5, 2015

First drug made with 3-D printer, for epilepsy, gets FDA nod

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it has approved the first drug made with a 3-D printer — pills for treating epilepsy. The Ohio-based company Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said its system can produce doses of up to 1,000 mg per tablet. It said ...