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Drug Product Contaminants: Part Three

There have been growing concerns over the increasing number of chemical contaminants being found in today’s drug products. A recent example was the discovery of benzene in aerosol OTC Sunscreen products, which resulted in high-profile product recalls in 2021.  One might argue that chemical contaminants have always been present in

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Drug Product Contaminants: Part Two

There have been growing concerns over the increasing number of chemical contaminants being found in today’s drug products. A recent example was the discovery of benzene in aerosol OTC Sunscreen products, which resulted in high-profile product recalls in 2021.  One might argue that chemical contaminants have always been present in

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Drug Product Contaminants: Part One

Each of the following topics will be discussed over the course of this three-part article exploring Drug Product Contaminants: Definition of a Drug Product Contaminant Types of Contaminants that are Found in Drug Products Classification of Drug Product Chemical Contaminants and their Sources API Impurities Extractables And Leachables Supply Chain

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William J. Neumann

10 Common Pitfalls When Launching OTC Drug Products in the US

Regulatory Status of Over-The-Counter (OTC) Drugs OTC Drug products (also referred to as ‘Nonprescription Drugs’) are defined by FDA as “drugs that are safe and effective for use by the general public without seeking treatment by a health professional.” With only a few exceptions, OTC Drugs may be launched in

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OTC Pharmaceuticals
William J. Neumann

Method Validation vs. Verification vs. Transfer: What’s the Difference?

Understanding method validation vs. verification is vital when trying to launch your next regulated product. When testing regulated products such as Pharmaceuticals (Prescription and Over-the-counter), Medical Devices, Dietary Supplements or even Cosmetics, the test methods employed must meet certain performance requirements or the results obtained from using the methods will

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OTC Pharmaceuticals
William J. Neumann

USP Eliminates Heavy Metals Test: FAQs Answered

USP testing has long addressed concerns surrounding heavy metals — so why have they eliminated the Heavy Metals testing as outlined in General Chapter <231>? When it comes to pharmaceutical development and manufacturing, USP testing standards ensure quality, purity and consistency. This non-government organization champions public health by safeguarding therapeutic

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OTC Pharmaceuticals
William J. Neumann

Stability Testing Requirements For OTC & Drug Products in the USA

Virtually all Over-the-Counter (OTC) and Prescription (Rx) drug products distributed within the USA are required to display an expiration date on their labeling. Expiration dates must be supported by stability testing, which has been conducted in accordance with current FDA and ICH Guidelines and cGMP requirements. Each strength of a

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CPT Labs

Why It’s Important to Work with FDA Compliance Consultants

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has a standardized set of principles that ensure the safety and consistency of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. Being compliant with the FDA means that products are safe to use and properly labeled.  FDA compliance isn’t something that should be overlooked or taken lightly. Otherwise,

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Free of Phthalates Testing Overview

What are phthalates and what are they used for? Phthalates are a family of chemical compounds that are used in many industrial applications but primarily as an additive in nearly all types of plastic and vinyl to improve their durability, transparency and flexibility. Due to the myriad uses of plastics

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