Europe Sees Pressure to Reduce Environmental Impact of Pharmaceuticals

June 11, 2014
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Pharmaceutical Executive

Pressure is mounting on European legislators to introduce tighter regulations at both the European Union (EU) and national levels on the potentially harmful impact of pharmaceuticals on the environment.

Pressure is mounting on European legislators to introduce tighter regulations at both the European Union (EU) and national levels on the potentially harmful impact of pharmaceuticals on the environment.

Politicians, environmentalists and even medicines regulators are calling for action in the face of increasing evidence that pharmaceutical chemicals used through the whole lifecycle of medicines from production through to disposal are posing a bigger than previously anticipated threat to the environment.

There are, however, divided opinions on what needs to be done. Sean Milmo outlines how the different stakeholders want to tackle the issue in this Pharmaceutical Technology article.

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