Call for new laws to tackle pharma waste

A group of NGOs has appealed to the EC's first vice president to ensure that the EU executive takes legislative action to tackle concerns about environmental risks posed by pharmaceutical waste

A group of NGOs has appealed to the European Commission’s first vice president to ensure that the EU executive takes legislative action to tackle concerns about environmental risks posed by pharmaceutical waste.

In a joint letter to Frans Timmermans, the group said it was concerned that pollution from pharmaceutical plants was contributing to the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and posing health and environmental risks.

The group comprises NGOs including the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Changing Markets Foundation, Healthcare without Harm, and the Pesticides Action Network.

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