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Ralph Shangraw

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University of Maryland pharmacy professor who led 1987 studies showing some marketed calcium carbonate dietary supplements took upwards of an hour to dissolve in the stomach died in Baltimore July 10 of heart ailments. Shangraw's studies led to a reformulation of the products and establishment of industry quality standards for supplements. Shangraw also helped establish a task force at Giant Food to create pictographs for nonprescription drugs that FDA cited for excellence. Shangraw filed the calcium dissolution/disintegration results as a drug problem report with FDA and USP, which subsequently changed their standards...
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