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SPPS 225 - Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems: Ingredients

This web guide is a collection of library resources, tools and research tips for Pharmacy Reverse Engineering Projects


SciFinder Scholar: This is a great place to start looking for information about your drug product’s active ingredients, formulation, and excipients because it covers the chemical literature and patent literature. Patents are great sources for information on chemistry as well as manufacturing processes.

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US Pharmacopeia  General Chapters contain analytical standards, assays and quality control information. Monographs contain Drug "recipes."  Try General Chapter 1151, "Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms."  Print editions are available at the Biomedical Library Building, in rhe Reference collection.

FDA Drug Databases: find package inserts and much more.

Drug Information Portal -  The NLM Drug Information Portal is a gateway to selected drug information from the National Library of Medicine and other key government agencies, so you can search multiple sources at once.