EU Raises Pressure On Pharmaceutical Pollution Of The Environment
A New Ad Hoc Group Is To Be Set Up
Two EU bodies want to move forward with European Commission proposals on contamination of the environment by pharmaceutical substances.
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An international guideline on managing post approval changes to drugs, which was initially criticized because of its incompatibility with legal frameworks in certain ICH regions such as the EU, has been finalized.
The European Commission has outlined actions that the pharmaceutical industry and other stakeholders need to take in order to minimize the risk of pharmaceuticals contaminating the environment.