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WHO Propasal to waive in vivo bioequivalence requirements for WHO Model List of Essential Medicines immediate release, solid oral dosage forms

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Annex 8, WHO Technical Report Series 937

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This paper aims to give national authorities sufficient background information on the various orally administered active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (EML), also taking into account local usage of the API, to enable them to make an informed decision as to whether generic formulations should be subjected to in vivo bioequivalence (BE) studies or whether a biowaiver can be granted.

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