Extractable Elements in Plastic Materials - Extended Deadline for Comments
The drafts for the new Ph. Eur. chapters on plastic packaging materials (COP, COC, and Extractable elements in plastic materials for pharmaceutical use) have been re-published in Pharmeuropa to give stakeholders sufficient time to comment.
Update on COC / COP and Extractable Elements in Plastic Materials
Three drafts for new Ph. Eur. chapters on plastic packaging materials have been published for comment in the recent issue of Pharmeuropa: Cyclo-olefin polymers (COP), Cyclo-olefin copolymers (COC), and Extractable elements in plastic materials for pharmaceutical use.
An USP Stimuli article on Elastomeric Components for Inhalation Packaging / Delivery Systems has been published in Pharmacopeial Forum, proposing to test for nitrosamines in elastomeric components used for inhalation products.
Track & Trace: EMVO stakeholders call for inspections
Seven months into the operational phase a significant number of manufacturers and supply chain actors have not yet connected to the EU verification system. Now, the EMVO stakeholders encourage the NCAs to undertake inspections on all supply chain actors.
The FDA published a new guidance on Child-Resistant Packaging (CRP). The guidance is intended to assist applicants, manufacturers, packagers, and distributors who include CRP statements in their drug product labeling.
The USP´s General Chapters—Packaging and Distribution Expert Committee provided an overview of USP´s current packaging standards-strategy in the curent issue of Pharmacopeial Forum. The stimuli article covers USP general chapters related to the suitability for use for materials of construction including plastics and elastomers.