Polymers in Medicine

from the yes,-yes,-we're-becoming-Polymerdirt.com dept

No, I don't know why were suddenly being inundated with polymer-based stories, but they are interesting. This one is about polymers in medicine. That's right, you soon may be taking plastic medicine. Once again, I await comment from Techdirt's resident polymer chemist...

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    mhh5, 26 Aug 2000 @ 4:32pm

    Yep, these are all potentially cool...

    Polymers are neat, aren't they? But chemists aren't pharmacologists. Aspirin seems to be a safe drug now, but if aspirin had been discovered yesterday, it probably wouldn't make it through the FDA approval process. So it might actually take a long time for 'platic drugs' to be commercial. And in the end, it's probably cheaper to just put aspirin in a gel capsule...

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      Anonymous Coward, 15 Apr 2016 @ 4:58pm

      Re: Yep, these are all potentially cool...

      Aspirin was discovered nearly 2 centuries ago... more likely 2 millenium ago

      It was based on extracts from the willow tree amongst other sources

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