(1998; 100 pages) [French] [Spanish]
This manual, which is complementary to WHO’S Basic tests for pharmaceutical substances (1986) and Basic tests for pharmaceutical dosage forms (1991), describes simple and readily applicable tests for verifying the identity of a number of pharmaceutical substances and dosage forms, and medicinal plant materials in common use. It also presents tests to indicate gross degradation of less stable substances. The methods described use a limited range of easily available reagents and equipment, and do not require a fully equipped laboratory. They need not be carried out by a qualified pharmacist, but should be performed by persons with some understanding of analytical chemistry.
Basic tests are not, in any circumstances, intended to replace the requirements of pharmacopoeial monographs, which give an assurance of quality, as opposed to merely confirming identity.
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