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New pill allows for long-term drug release

from R&D Magazine

Researchers have designed a new type of pill that, once swallowed, can attach to the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and slowly release its contents. The tablet is engineered so that one side adheres to tissue, while the other repels food and liquids that would otherwise pull it away from the attachment site. Such extended-release pills could be used to reduce the dosage frequency of some drugs, the researchers say. more

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