8 New Impurities Standards & 10 New IPRS

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8 New Impurities Standard and 10 New Indian Pharmacopoeia Reference Substances (IPRS) are added up by Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) Ghaziabad . Now a total of 49 impurities and 456 IPRS are available at IPC for stakeholders. The move is to strengthen availability of impurity standards and reference substances. The new list of impurity standards covered are Tolnaftate impurity A, Mesalazine impurity E, Lansoprazole sulphide, Hydrazine Sulphate, Cyclizine impurity A, Potassium sodium tartrate, Hexacosane and Phthalazine.In the case of Indian Pharmacopoeia Reference Substances, the 10 new inclusions are Benazepril Hydrochloride, Midazolam, Ipratropium Bromide, Ethacrynic Acid, Brinzolamide, Pimozide, Zolmitriptan, Erlotinib Hydrochloride, Progesterone and Vanillin. Impurity standards are used to perform the system suitability, qualitative and quantitative parameters for compliance to Indian Pharmacopoeia monograph.The Commission has created a set of standards for drugs in the country. Its basic function is to update regularly the standards of drugs commonly required for treatment of diseases prevailing in this region. It publishes official documents for improving quality of medicines by adding new and updating existing monographs in the form of Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP). A number of 15 IPRS has been changed. These are Proguanil Hydrochloride, Probenecid, Divalproex Sodium, Chlordiazepoxide, ChloroquineSulphate, Sulphadoxine, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Fluoxetine Hydrochloride, Glibenclamide, Ramipril, Tinidazole, NandrolonePhenylpropionate, Carbamazepine, Fexofenadine Hydrochloride and Nevirapine. According to the Commission, certain monographs require the use of a chemical reference substance or a biological reference preparation or a reference spectrum. These are authentic specimens chosen and verified on the basis of their suitability for intended use as prescribed in the Pharmacopoeia and are not necessarily suitable in other circumstances. IP Reference Substances are the official standards to be used in cases of arbitration. “The smugglers have changed their modus operandi by bringing consignments in trucks which was earlier brought through bus/train”, police official said. Accordingly, case with FIR Nos. 47/2016 and 48/2016 under Sections 8/21/22 NDPS Act were registered with Police Station Gandhi Nagar respectively. All the seven accused persons were arrested and trucks used in the commission of crime as well as consignment of narcotics have been seized accordingly. The consignments were recovered by a team headed by ASI Om Parkash, PSI Vicky Thapa of Police Station Gandhi Nagar, SI Ajay Engotra of SOG, Inspector Bishnesh Kumar, SHO Gandhi Nagar under the close supervision of Shazaad Solaria, SP City South, UdhayaBhaskarBilla, SP Operations, Jammu and overall supervision of Uttam Chand, SSP Jammu.

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