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International Pharmaceutical Abstracts

The International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) provide a comprehensive collection of information on drug use and development. As a primary source of drug-related health literature, IPA provides pharmacists, poison information specialists, drug information centers, the pharmaceutical industry, health practitioners, pharmacologists, medical librarians, cosmetic companies, environmentalists, educators, toxicologists, and litigators with information from over 800 health journals throughout the world.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Drug reactions
    • Toxicity
    • Investigational drugs
    • Drug evaluations
    • Drug interactions
    • Biopharmaceuticals
    • Pharmaceutics
    • Drug stability
    • Pharmacology
    • Preliminary drug testing
    • Pharmaceutical chemistry
    • Drug analysis
    • Drug metabolism
    • Pharmacognosy
    • Methodology
Dates of Coverage
    1971 - current
Update Frequency
    Over 0 records as of May 2013
Print Equivalent
    International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
    International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
    Thomson Scientific
    3501 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA
    Tel: +1 301 424 3325
Sample Record
    TI: Title
    Emerging trends in the use of pharmaceutical excipients
    AU: Author
    Shangraw, RF
    AF: Author Affiliation
    Univ. of Maryland Sch. of Pharm., 20 N. Pine St., Baltimore, MD 21201-1180, USA
    SO: Source
    Pharmaceutical Technology (USA), vol. 21, (Jun), pp. 36, 38, 40, 42, 1997
    IS: ISSN
    AB: Abstract
    Changes that have occurred in the field of pharmaceutical excipients and current challenges in excipient development are discussed, including functionality tests, harmonization, the goals of the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC), and the rationale behind Scale-Up and Postapproval Changes (SUPAC) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    LA: Language
    PY: Publication Year
    DE: Descriptors
    Industry, pharmaceutical: excipients; Excipients: manufacturing; Manufacturing: excipients; International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council: guidelines; Food and Drug Administration (U.S.): regulations; Guidelines: International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council; Regulations: Food and Drug Administration; Product development: excipients
    CL: Classification
    9 Pharmaceutics; 1 Pharmaceutical Technology; 20 Legislation, Laws and Regulations
    SF: Subfile Name
    AN: Accession Number
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.

    AB = Abstract NT = Notes
    AF = Author Affiliation PT = Publication Type
    AN = Accession Number PY = Publication Year
    AU = Author RN = CAS Registry Number
    CL = Classification SF = Subfile
    DE = Descriptors SL = Summary Language
    ID = Identifiers SO = Source
    IS = ISSN TC = Therapeutic Class
    LA = Language TI = Title