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Pharma Firms Experience High Purity Hydrochloric Acid Shortage

7:15 AM MST | November 15, 2011 | Alex Scott

Rx-360, a global industry group made up of fine chemical manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies to promote security and supply in the pharmaceuticals supply chain, has flagged a shortage of supply of high purity hydrochloric acid across the market. Rx-360 says its members, which include companies such as Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, have been reporting a shortage for several weeks.   The shortage of high purity hydrochloric acid has itself followed a shortage of technical grade hydrochloric acid...

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