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PHARMACEUTICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT: A CHALLENGE TO MAKE ENVIRONMENT ECOFRIENDLY

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Author(s): Sharma Natasha | Agarwal Dilip | Khinchi Mahaveer | Gupta M.K. | Bisht Shradha

Journal: International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
ISSN 2229-3566

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 332;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: pollution | pharmaceutical industry | health care.

ABSTRACT
The pharmaceutical industry has made progress over the past several years to minimizing use of reagents that are hazardous to the environment and by designing alternate synthesis pathways. It is anticipated that they will extend these principles to product design, through such measures as increasing therapeutic efficacy by enhancing delivery to the target site, thus minimizing dosage required. The industry should be encouraged to investigate expiration dates to establish a maximum shelf life for a drug product, to minimize wastage.Pharmaceutical pollution, all sectors involved in health care pharmaceutical developers and manufacturers, hospitals, individual physicians and all those involved in the health care system, law enforcement agencies, pharmacies, waste management agencies, consumers, environmental protection organizations, and governmental agency to participate in preventing pharmaceutical pollution. This powerful approach provides a comprehensive solution to an issue that has the potential to affect much of life on earth to make the environment eco friendly.

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