This new CD-ROM contains the new Fifth Edition of The International Pharmacopoeia, 2015. The International Pharmacopoeia includes a collection of recommended procedures for analysis and specifications for the determination of pharmaceutical substances, excipients and dosage forms intended to serve as source material for reference or adaptation by any World Health Organization (WHO) Member State wishing to establish pharmacopoeial requirements. The pharmacopoeia, or any part of it, shall have legal status, whenever a national or regional authority expressly introduces it into legislation. The International Pharmacopoeia is based on advice and decisions from the WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations.
New and revised texts. New and revised texts are introduced for seven monographs on active pharmaceutical ingredients, 22 monographs on finished pharmaceutical products, two general monograph, two methods of analysis and one texts for the section on Supplementary information.
Infrared Reference Spectra. Many monographs in The International Pharmacopoeia include an identification test using infrared spectroscopy; these tests usually allow comparison either with a spectrum obtained from the ICRS or with an International Infrared Reference Spectrum (IIRS).
Four additional spectra of the following substances are added to the IIRS collection with this Edition.
In preparing this fifth edition, the opportunity has been taken to improve certain aspects of the layout and format of the publication.
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