Drug Design Should Involve Consideration of Environmental Risk and Hazard

Author(s): B. Gunnarsson, A. Wennmalm.

Journal Name: Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

Volume 5 , Issue 4 , 2008

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Human drugs may cause negative environmental effects. In Sweden systems for classification of drug environmental risk and hazard have been used for five years. Environmental data on human drugs are often missing, or reveal unfavourable environmental properties. The pharmaceutical producers should highlight environmental precaution when designing new drugs.

Keywords: Environment, Human drugs, Risk assessment, Hazard assessment, Sewage water, Drug legislation

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Year: 2008
Page: [232 - 235]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/157018008784619942
Price: $65

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