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Update on Delayed Implementation of <661.1> and <661.2>

Type of Posting: General Announcement
Posting Date: 27–Dec-2019

In Pharmacopeial Forum 45(2) [March–April 2019] General Chapters <661.1> and <661.2> were revised as an In-Process Revision (IPR).  The purpose of the proposed revisions was to provide clarity of chapter text; extend the implementation period of the chapters which otherwise were to become applicable on May 1, 2020; and to allow early adoption of the requirements in General Chapters <661.1> and <661.2> at any time during the implementation delay period.

The Packaging and Distribution Expert Committee has approved the extension of the implementation date from May 1, 2020 to December 1, 2025, with changes to be published in the First Supplement to USP 43–NF 38 (published Feb 1, 2020).

Should you have any questions, please contact Desmond G. Hunt, Scientific Liaison to the General Chapters–Packaging and Distribution Expert Committee (301–816–8341 or