Fourth Industrial Revolution

What if: drugs are printed from the internet?

Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in foil strips are arranged on a table in this picture illustration taken in Ljubljana September 18, 2013. Picture taken September 18.

Image: REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

Rebecca Ivey
Head of Global Collaboration Village, World Economic Forum
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Pharmacists and drug dealers alike might fear for their livelihoods thanks to recent advances like 3D printed medicine and the synthesis of opiates from yeast. What if patients (or hackers) download drugs directly from the internet?

Vote in the poll below and continue the conversation on Monday 27 June at 07:00 CEST/01:00 EST. Tune in for a livestreamed discussion that explores the possible, plausible and probable impacts of the pharmacy in your kitchen from the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2016.

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