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13 Nov
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Pharmaceutical Excipients November 2018 update

This update contains an updated About Pharmaceutical Excipients, which includes a list of when each excipient first appeared in the Pharmaceutical Excipients, 4 new monographs, and 47 updated monographs.  

New monographs: Glutamic acid, Glyceryl Monolinoleate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, and Propylene Glycol Monocaprylate.

Revised monographs: Acetone Sodium Bisulfite, Albumin, Butylparaben, Calcium Silicate, Calcium Stearate, Calcium Sulfate, Carbon Dioxide, Cellulose Silicified Microcrystalline, Chlorhexidine, Corn Syrup Solids, Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether, Dimethyl Ether, Ethylene Glycol Stearates, Ethylene vinyl acetate, Ethylparaben, Guar Gum, Hydrogen Peroxide, Lysine Acetate, Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Sulfate, Magnesium Trisilicate, Methylparaben,  Nitrogen, Octyldodecanol, Oleic acid, Olive Oil, Pentetic Acid, Phenol, Polyoxylglycerides, Potassium Metabisulfite, Potassium Sorbate, Propylparaben Sodium, Propylparaben, Sodium Formaldehyde Sulfoxylate, Sodium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Sulfur Dioxide, Sulfuric Acid, Talc, Thimerosal, Thymol, Titanium Dioxide, Tragacanth, Trehalose, Vegetable Oil Hydrogenated, Wax Cetyl Esters, Zinc Stearate.

14 May
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Pharmaceutical Excipients May 2018 update

This update contains the introduction of the prelim record Pharmaceutical excipients assessed by the FDA Select Committee on GRAS Substance (SCOGS), updated information about the Editors, and 35 updated monographs.

Revised monographs: Bronopol, Calcium actetate, Calcium Phosphate Dibasic Anhydrous, Calcium Phosphate Dibasic Dihydrate, Calcium Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC), Chloroxylenol, Ethylcelluloseethylene glycol and vinyl alcohol grafted copolymer, Hydrocarbons (HC),Hydroxypropyl cellulose low-substituted, Lauric acid, Magnesium stearate, Monosodium glutamate, Monothioglycerol, Myristic acid, Palmitic acid, Potassium citrate, Propyl gallate, Propylene carbonate, Pyroxylin, Safflower oil, Sesame oil, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Sodium phosphate monobasic, Sodium stearate, Sorbitan esters (Sorbitan fatty acid esters), Stearic acid, Sugar spheres, Tragacanth, Tromethamine, Wax carnauba, Xanthan gum.

04 Nov
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Pharmaceutical Excipients November 2017 update

This update contains 15 updated monographs.

Revised monographs: Chlorobutanol, Chlorocresol, Colloidal silicon dioxide, Hydrophobic colloidal silica, Isomalt, Magnesium stearate, Maltitol, Maltitol solution, Maltose, Methylcellulose, Sodium benzoate, Sodium stearyl fumarate, Sugar, compressible; Sugar, confectioner’s; Xylitol.