PAT to the Rescue

It was sad to read (a few days late) of the world's latest pharma quality disaster: the discovery that talc used in over a thousand pharmaceutical and personal care products sold in South Korea contained asbestos. Click here for local coverage. And click here to see the tear-stained face of South Korea's overwhelmed FDA director. Why not mandate the use of hand-held NIR and Raman devices at every pharmaceutical facility in the world? Or do we just wait until the next QC disaster?