Pharmaceutical manufacturing can lead to the contamination of water ways and supply. Here, the ultimate effects from pharma’s role in environmental pollution is examined.
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During the manufacture of antibiotics, residues can contaminate the environment through wastewater, leading to antimicrobial resistance. However, a new government initiative in India aims to prevent this by regulating effluent.
As environmental consciousness increases, the future of pharmaceutical transport looks uncertain. Dominic Hyde discusses the impacts of these developments on air cargo and freight.
Chemists have synthesised a single catalyst, able to perform multistep cascades of chemical reactions to produce a pharmaceutical product.
At a recent event, pharmaceutical packaging experts discussed strategies to reduce waste and protect the bottom line.
Based on a study of the pharma industry’s remediation projects, this white paper from NSF looks at the key issues behind GMP non-conformance. It also includes questions to ask yourself when making changes to your processes and systems.
The EC, EMA and HMA have published key principles on the various benefits of sharing medicinal product information electronically and how to implement this system.
Pharmaceutical industry experts have highlighted the key trends for the coming year for drug delivery and packaging.
AstraZeneca’s new carbon emission plan includes a 100 percent electric vehicle fleet and a 50 million tree reforestation plan.
Using embryonic stem cells from frogs, scientists have created living robots; called xenobots, these organisms are able to heal after injury and could be the future of drug delivery.
A new ‘green plastic’ alternative that degrades in 10 years has been created, which can be used in the pharmaceutical packaging industry.
New research has shown that technologies are available for US treatment plants to remove medicines from wastewater but that upgrades can be expensive.
Researchers have proven their methodology for drug benefit evaluation to be effective as a decision support tool in a study with several European drug evaluation bodies.
A new report has predicted growth in the global pharmaceutical packaging market due to factors such as advanced, environmental-friendly manufacturing processes and an increase in life expectancy.
A pharmaceutical company has announced its intention to create a pressurised Metered Dose Inhaler that will reduce the carbon footprint of the drug delivery system.