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Shortcuts Pursued in Effort to Close Compendial Gaps

This article was originally published in The Gold Sheet

Executive Summary

Officials with FDA, the U.S. Pharmacopeia and the pharmaceutical industry are looking for a quicker way to remedy a situation underscored by the 2008 heparin crisis: the need to update hundreds, perhaps thousands of the compendial standards that the U.S. Pharmacopeia developed and FDA enforces.

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