Green and Sustainable Pharmacy

Format Post in Medicine BY Klaus Kümmerer, Maximilian Hempel

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Within recent years pharmaceuticals have come into focus as contaminants of the environment (see for example Kümmerer, K. The Author of this Book is Klaus Kümmerer, Maximilian Hempel editor: Pharmaceuticals in the Environment). Array ISBN . At the same time the issue of sustainable chemistry gained momentum. Green and Sustainable Pharmacy available in English. Bringing both together would result in sustainable pharmacy. Sustainable pharmacy is a totally new issue and approach. It addresses environmental, economical and social aspects of pharmacy. In the present stage the focus will be on environmental issues along the whole lifecycle of a pharmaceutical entity. That is dealing with resources and energy input but also with waste issues for example during the synthesis and production of an active pharmaceutical ingredient. Furthermore, it would also look on the compounds themselves and will aim to improve the degradability of the compounds after their use in the environment to reduce the environmental risk caused by

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