➡ The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) contains a number of General Chapters and General Information Chapters directly addressing key quality attributes required for components and delivery systems for inhalation drug products. The content and recent updates to General Chapters <5> and <601> will be reviewed covering inhalation drug product product quality and inhalation delivery systems performance quality tests respectively, followed by an overview of the inhalation performance quality tests contained in the General Information Chapters <1601> to <1604>.
➡ A new USP General Chapter <662> Metal Packaging Systems and Their Materials of Construction and its accompanying General Information Chapter <1662> are in the process of being developed to complete the series on primary packaging systems that currently covers glass containers <660> and plastics containers <661> for pharmaceutical use. Metal primary packaging materials are used in a wide variety of drug products including aluminum and stainless steel inhalation canisters. The presentation will provide an overview of progress to date in developing these two chapters that will include inhalation canisters.