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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.