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MHRA: Global shortage of acetonitrile: Advice to the pharmaceutical industry on changes requiring variation submissions to update Marketing Authorisations

30.01.2009
MHRA:
Global shortage of acetonitrile: Advice to the pharmaceutical industry on changes requiring variation submissions to update Marketing Authorisations. There is currently a global shortage of acetonitrile, a solvent which is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry for the analysis of drug substances and drug products and for manufacturing drug substances. This shortage may persist throughout 2009 and many solvent suppliers have recently announced restrictions on supplies of acetonitrile.