[ExI] non-physician heal thyself
atymes at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 23:53:48 UTC 2017
3D printing techniques (which tend to have minimum feature sizes somewhere
around a millimeter) are generally not applicable to drugs, which must be
manufactured at a molecular scale.
Now, molecular manufacturing could eventually allow home printing of
drugs. But that's a ways off yet.
On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 4:43 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> Henry wrote: 3D printing of drugs at home by end users will disrupt this.
> Wow. Never thought of that. What's to stop printing meth or opiates or
> just about anything? This could disrupt the entire society. Not that I
> would be against it. Freedom from drug companies, freedom from physicians,
> freedom from drug lords. Millions of unintended suicides.
> bill w
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 4:02 PM, Henry Rivera <hrivera at alumni.virginia.edu
> > wrote:
>> > On Mar 30, 2017, at 2:46 PM, Mike Dougherty <msd001 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > ...
>> > The decision for who should be allowed what category of drugs goes to a
>> discussion of philosophy and politics and economics. Regardless of your
>> philosophy or the philosophy of the legislators, there exists powerful
>> entities who leverage the law to maintain their revenue streams. I don't
>> expect anything this side of the singularity to break that hegemony.
>> 3D printing of drugs at home by end users will disrupt this.
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