This webinar will provide an overview of the latest knowledge about pharmaceuticals and their effects on the environment and what pharmacists can do to prevent these problems.
Medicines are crucial tools to prevent or treat diseases, but there is growing evidence that residuals of pharmaceuticals can also be found in the water, atmosphere or soil, with possibly negative impact on the environment and health. Similarly, activities associated with the research, development, production, distribution and dispensing of medicines may also have an impact on the environment.
This impact is a challenge of global significance, and one in which individual pharmacists and professional associations can provide leadership that makes a difference. Throughout the pharmaceuticals supply chain efforts can be made to mitigate the negative impact of pharmaceuticals and related activities on the environment.
After this webinar the participants should be able to
1. Understand mechanisms how APIs end in the environment
2. Understand what kind of problems APIs cause for the environment
3. Get ideas and models of how pharmacists can prevent these problems
Gonçalo Sousa Pinto, FIP Lead for Practice Development and Transformation - the Netherlands
1. Eeva Teräsalmi, FIP Vice President - Finland
2. Jaakko Teppo, Researcher and member of the Generation Green working group, University of Helsinki Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology - Finland