IPEC-Americas demystifies the presence of gluten in pharmaceuticals

IPEC-Americas Regulatory Affairs Committee Gluten Working Group recently published an article in Tablets & Capsules that discusses the amounts of gluten content in pharmaceutical excipients and clarifies common misconceptions about gluten presence in pharmaceutical products. The concern is that gluten may be present in medications that contain starches derived from foods that contain gluten.

Eye on Excipients

Christopher C. DeMerlis, Luke Grocholl, Jeffrey Pitt, Irwin Silverstein, Stephen M. Tyler,

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To use Talc or not to use Talc: Should this even be a Question?

Magnesium silicate (MgSiO3) when hydrated is most commonly known as “Talc”. In the pharmaceutical industry, talc is used primarily as a glidant to improve powder flow in tablet compression. Of course, talc is also used by the personal care industry in talcum powder as an adsorbent and by the cosmetic industry in other types of powders and blushes.

It is in the non-pharma industries where safety concerns about talc first originated.

Because talc is a naturally occurring mineral that is mined from the earth,

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Growing Global Demand for Excipients

Consumer demand for new and innovative drug, over-the-counter, and regulated consumer products is helping to fuel the growth of the excipient market. According to American Pharmaceutical Review‘s article, the excipients market could reach $9.9 B by 2021:

Building on Strength: Excipient Supply Chain Prepares to Meet Global Demand

Posted: December 22, 2017
American Pharmaceutical Review
By Nigel Walker

The excipient market is enjoying a growth period.

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The Vital Role of Excipients

Excipient World 2019 will showcase excipient innovations on the exhibit floor and in the education program to help pharma, biologics, veterinary medicine and combined medical device manufacturers in the formulation and delivery system process to serve consumers better and produce safe and cost-effective products.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine’s article on Excipient demand trends showcases the key role excipients play in producing new drug and consumer products:

Trends in Excipient Demand
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