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USP Survey on Stimuli article: "The Complexity of Setting Compendial Specifications for Excipient Composition and Impurities"

A USP Stimuli article to the revision process, titled "The Complexity of Setting Compendial Specifications for Excipient Composition and Impurities", is published in Pharmacopeial Forum (PF) 44(3) [May-June 2018].

The USP Stimuli article discusses the challenges with setting specification for pharmaceutical excipients, specifically; there is no clear consensus on how to address excipient composition and impurities.

Read the Stimuli article


IPEC Europe recommends its members to read this USP Stimuli article and, as a follow up, to answer to this USP 10-minutes survey.

USP is asking for your feedback on how specifications for pharmaceutical excipient composition and impurities should be set.

The results of this survey will help USP better identify and address stakeholder overall needs and challenges regarding USP’s current written standards on impurities in excipients.

Answer the USP survey


Comments to the article are welcome by contacting the author below:

Galina Holloway
Senior Scientific Liaison 

US Pharmacopeial Convention
12601 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852-1790

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