Trace Metals Debate-Contentious new guidelines on pharmaceutical impurities will force the drug industry to change testing strategies.

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Trace Metals Debate

Contentious new guidelines on pharmaceutical impurities will force the drug industry to change testing strategies.

In 1905, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, the nonprofit standards-setting organization known as USP, introduced a method to check for heavy metals in U.S. pharmaceuticals. More than 100 years later, drug manufacturers still use the same chemistry to determine whether the level of 10 metal impurities is acceptable in their products.

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http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/i33/Trace-Metals-Debate.html

 

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