EMA: What impact of removal of titanium dioxide of authorized food additives on medicinal products?🇬🇧

EMA published its final feedback to the European Commission about the evaluation of the removal of titanium dioxide from the list of authorized food additives on medicinal products.

It is recalled that titanium dioxide (TiO2) is extensively used as an opacifier and colourant in medicines due to its multiple functionalities and most of the time it is used in oral solid or semi-solid dosage forms. At present, no other material has been identified that provides the same combination of properties that are unique to TiO2.

Regarding a potential end to the use of titanium dioxide in medicines, the EMA states that …