Navigation Links
Pharmaceuticals sold in Sweden cause serious environmental harm in India
Date:2/5/2009

broad-spectrum antibiotics. We estimated that the treatment plant released 45 kilograms of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin in one day, which is equivalent to five times the daily consumption of Sweden," says Larsson.

Such high levels of antibiotics in the water are a cause for alarm as there is an increased risk of spawning resistant bacteria, an issue of global concern. This can lead to those antibiotics that are invaluable today becoming ineffective sooner and not killing the bacteria of tomorrow. In addition, the environment is affected locally by the pollution; In another study by Larsson's team, published this week in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, they show that effluent diluted as much as 500 times strongly inhibit the growth of frog tadpoles.

The substances manufactured in Hyderabad are sold in Sweden

Where the active substance in a pharmaceutical product is manufactured is not public information, but the Swedish Medical Products Agency can grant exemptions for research purposes. The researchers analyzed data from the Medical Products Agency for all 242 products on the Swedish market that contained any of nine specific substances*. They found that 123 products contained substances from India and for 74 of the products, 31 per cent, the active substance was manufactured by one of the factories that send their wastewater to the treatment plant outside Hyderabad that was studied.

"The analysis shows quite clearly that a large number of medicinal products on the Swedish market is made by manufacturers that send their effluent to a treatment plant that does not treat their water satisfactorily," says Larsson.

We bear part of the responsibility

" Sweden, which is reputed to have some of the strictest environmental legislation in the world, like other western countries therefore bears a shared responsibility for the environmental problems the medicines we consume cause in India, for example," sa
'/>"/>

Contact: Joakim Larsson
joakim.larsson@fysiologi.gu.se
46-070-962-1068
University of Gothenburg
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Purchases Land Use Rights to Grow its Business and Reduce Costs
2. Indevus Pharmaceuticals Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results
3. Skinvisible Signs Dermatology Agreement With RHEI Pharmaceuticals
4. Cadence Pharmaceuticals CEO Theodore Schroeder to Present at the BIO CEO and Investor Conference in New York City
5. Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference
6. ISTA Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 11th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference
7. MAP Pharmaceuticals Announces Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Unit Dose Budesonide Collaboration with AstraZeneca
8. Anadys Pharmaceuticals to Present at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference
9. Transdel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Retains FLP Pharma to Lead Business Development Activities
10. Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Completes Merger with Novacea, Inc.
11. Major Shareholders Criticize Enzon Pharmaceuticals Management Team in Open Letter
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 CarePoint Health ... removal of a cancerous prostate, along with the adjacent ... new da Vinci robotic Xi platform was performed at ... performed by Dr. Mutahar Ahmed and Dr. Yale Shulman ... and anesthesiologists, specifically trained for robotic procedures. The robot ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. ... that testosterone replacement therapy effectively treats normally sagging levels of ... Drug Administration advisory panel said Wednesday. The panel, from ... of the popular drugs and require drug makers to conduct ... according to Bloomberg News . "The whole idea ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... New research led by Queen,s University professor Robert Campbell ... surgery is not helpful or necessary., Glaucoma is the ... and about 400,000 Canadians are afflicted with the disease, ... being high enough to damage the optic nerve. The ... eye to the brain and is a vital part ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... German . In ... fight a pathogen tooth and nail, but rather tolerate it to ... of tolerance is that the disease only progresses very slowly ... pathogen load. , Roland Regoes, a senior scientist at ETH Zurich,s ... He set about investigating whether there are infected people who are ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... September 18, 2014 It is almost time ... or walk for healthier and happier kids. The South ... in the 4th Annual Miami Children’s Hospital 5K Run/Walk. ... http://www.hyundaihopeonwheels.org , The 5K will take place on ... be outside of Coral Gables City Hall located at 405 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:CarePoint Health Physicians Perform the First Prostatectomy in New Jersey Using the da Vinci Xi Robot 2Health News:CarePoint Health Physicians Perform the First Prostatectomy in New Jersey Using the da Vinci Xi Robot 3Health News:FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use 2Health News:FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use 3Health News:FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use 4Health News:Withdrawal from the evolutionary race 2Health News:Withdrawal from the evolutionary race 3Health News:South Florida Hyundai Dealers Association Proudly Support the 4th Annual Miami Children’s Hospital 5K Run/Walk this Saturday August 20th in Coral Gables 2Health News:South Florida Hyundai Dealers Association Proudly Support the 4th Annual Miami Children’s Hospital 5K Run/Walk this Saturday August 20th in Coral Gables 3
... get the blues during the course of the winter and ... far more difficult to overcome the seasonal affective disorder (SAD), ... ,Those who suffer from SAD overeat, sleep ... irritability and depression and develop an aversion to social interactions. ...
... associated with several alleged miscarriages of justice has been ... decision has been hailed as one to preserve public ... officials in Saskatchewan have voted to curtail practicing privileges ... Smith. ,Smith had been granted temporary ...
... are reporting that the traditional method of assessing the ... the danger //of missing one-third of women who are ... ,Roger Blumenthal, M.D., an associate professor and ... Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart ...
... University of Chicago have announced findings of archeological evidence that ... leading to the destruction of a city. Clemens Reichel, a ... was conducted was a war zone. Artifacts from daily life ... at the Iraqi border. ,The findings prove ...
... milk is so there is study in Australia ... with nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and agrochemical potential.// ... Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) and the ... has teamed up with MG Nutritionals for the ...
... Woo Suk the cloning pioneer of South Korea is defending ... editors of Science magazine in Washington to retract his work.//, ... magazine, Donald Kennedy said that Hwang would have 'days or ... his bid to retract a pioneering article that held out ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Calcium Levels Could Indicate Future Heart Disease Risk 2Health News:Excavations Reveal Clues Of Early Warfare 2Health News:Scientist Calls Upon Media To Retract His Work 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... S.C. , Sept. 18, 2014   3D Systems ... of the Simbionix RobotiX Mentor™ , a new robotic ... for the first time at the ERUS exhibition in ... 19 (booth #7). Robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery represents ... demand means the needs for training for robotic surgery has ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... MELBOURNE, Australia , Sept. 18, 2014 ... appointments of Dr. Ashraf Hanna , M.D., Ph.D., ... its Board of Directors. Dr. Hanna is the Vice ... and Chief Financial Officer for the Genentech Foundation, while ... Global Head of Business Development and Licensing for Roche ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Mass. , Sept. 18, 2014  Spring ... novel therapeutics for the treatment of RNA viruses, ... Institutes of Health (NIH) for animal testing of ... viral pathogens, classified as "Special Pathogens," against which ... 9200, derived from Spring Bank,s proprietary ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:3D Systems Introduces New Simbionix Robotics Training Platform 23D Systems Introduces New Simbionix Robotics Training Platform 3Nexvet Appoints Ashraf Hanna and Joseph McCracken to Board of Directors 2Nexvet Appoints Ashraf Hanna and Joseph McCracken to Board of Directors 3Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals Announces NIH Collaboration for Testing of SB 9200 Against Multiple Viral Pathogens 2
... BRUNSWICK, N.J., Aug. 10, 2011 Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Chief Executive Officer and President of Savient will present at ... Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at 4:10 p.m. Eastern Time.  The ... New York, NY. A live webcast of ...
... 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) ... and development outsourcing company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical ... today announced its financial results for the second quarter of ... Quarterly Net Revenues Exceeded $100 Million for the First Time ...
Cached Medicine Technology:WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 2WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 3WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 4WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 5WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 6WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 7WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 8WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 9WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 10WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 11WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 12WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 13WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 14WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 15WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 16WuXi PharmaTech Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results 17
10 L, Racked, 96 tips/rack Extended length pipette tips recommended for 5 and 10 L pipettes....
This 10 L tip was designed for the Pipetman P-2 and P-10. Its MicroPoint design and 2 ul reference mark make it ideal for low volume pipetting....
Designed to fit the Brinkmann Tranferpette and Treff Multi-Channel 300 L Pipettors, this tip provides extra space for repeat pipetting....
... Diagnostics West Nile Virus IgG DxSelect ... to West Nile virus in human,serum. ... West Nile Virus,IgM Capture DxSelect, the ... symptoms of meningioencephalitis, as an aid ...
Medicine Products: