Green and Sustainable Pharmacy

Green and Sustainable Pharmacy

Klaus Kümmerer, Maximilian Hempel


Within fresh years prescription drugs have come into concentration as contaminants of our surroundings (see for instance Kümmerer, ok. editor: prescribed drugs within the Environment). while the problem of sustainable chemistry received momentum. Bringing either jointly might lead to sustainable pharmacy. Sustainable pharmacy is a wholly new factor and process. It addresses environmental, not pricey and social facets of pharmacy. within the current degree the focal point may be on environmental concerns alongside the entire lifecycle of a pharmaceutical entity. that's facing assets and effort enter but in addition with waste matters for instance in the course of the synthesis and construction of an lively pharmaceutical component. moreover, it will additionally glance at the compounds themselves and should objective to enhance the degradability of the compounds after their use within the surroundings to lessen the environmental threat as a result of prescription drugs within the setting. one other factor is the folk utilizing prescribed drugs corresponding to pharmacists, doctors and sufferers. How can they give a contribution to extra effective use of prescribed drugs with much less environmental burden and not more hazard for ingesting water. The ebook "Sustainable Pharmacy" will handle these kind of matters and may be the 1st one facing this significant subject.

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