Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
The part of a medicine which produces its effects are the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API). Some formulation drugs, are used for combination therapies and are APIs are produced in traditional ways having multiple APIs active ingredients to treat different symptoms.
Traditionally the been done by the pharmaceutical companies in their facilities in their home countries. In recent years many companies have chosen to send manufacturing to other countries to cut their costs.
The significant changes of manufacturing has changed these API more regulated and with more structured guidelines and inspections put into place.