RSC article on Pharmaceuticals in Waste Water and the Withdrawal of ‘Return Unused Drugs’ Policy in US

This article make disturbing reading for me in my field – yes, transporting drugs back to origin will release more CO2 but not disposing of pharmaceuticals responsibly can have huge impacts for the environment.  Surely more appropriate prescriptions and low carbon transport are better paths to follow rather than advising large quantities of drugs to be just chucked away?

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2012/May/drug-waste-unused-medicine.asp

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