Approval of a 3D-printed drug opens up a new world of customised medication, but also the possibility of counterfeit drugs, mislabelling and a regulatory vacuum

The prospect of tailor-made drugs that are customised to your individual needs has moved a step closer with the recent announcement of the first 3D-printed (3DP) drug to gain approval from the US food and drug administration (FDA).

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Welcome to the complex world of 3D-printed drugs