By Klaus Kümmerer, Maximilian Hempel
Within fresh years prescription drugs have come into concentration as contaminants of our environment (see for instance Kümmerer, ok. editor: prescription drugs within the Environment). while the problem of sustainable chemistry received momentum. Bringing either jointly may lead to sustainable pharmacy. Sustainable pharmacy is a unconditionally new factor and procedure. It addresses environmental, reasonable and social elements of pharmacy. within the current degree the focal point can be on environmental matters alongside the full lifecycle of a pharmaceutical entity. that's facing assets and effort enter but in addition with waste concerns for instance through the synthesis and construction of an lively pharmaceutical factor. in addition, it is going to additionally glance at the compounds themselves and should goal to enhance the degradability of the compounds after their use within the atmosphere to lessen the environmental threat as a result of prescribed drugs within the setting. one other factor is the folk utilizing prescribed drugs comparable to pharmacists, docs and sufferers. How can they give a contribution to extra effective use of prescription drugs with much less environmental burden and no more possibility for ingesting water. The booklet "Sustainable Pharmacy" will handle these kinds of concerns and may be the 1st one facing this crucial subject.