Green and Sustainable Pharmacy

  • Klaus Kümmerer
  • Maximilian Hempel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Klaus Kümmerer
      Pages 3-10
    3. David J. Triggle
      Pages 23-35
    4. James H. Clark, Simon W. Breeden, Louise Summerton
      Pages 37-59
  3. Development, Synthesis and Production and Distribution of Pharmaceuticals

  4. Use and Disposal of Pharmaceuticals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Staffan Castensson, Anders Ekedahl
      Pages 179-200
  5. Emission Management

About this book


Within recent years pharmaceuticals have come into focus as contaminants of the environment (see for example Kümmerer, K. editor: Pharmaceuticals in the Environment). At the same time the issue of sustainable chemistry gained momentum. Bringing both together would result in sustainable pharmacy. Sustainable pharmacy is a totally new issue and approach. It addresses environmental, economical and social aspects of pharmacy. In the present stage the focus will be on environmental issues along the whole lifecycle of a pharmaceutical entity. That is dealing with resources and energy input but also with waste issues for example during the synthesis and production of an active pharmaceutical ingredient. Furthermore, it would also look on the compounds themselves and will aim to improve the degradability of the compounds after their use in the environment to reduce the environmental risk caused by pharmaceuticals in the environment. Another issue is the people using pharmaceuticals such as pharmacists, medical doctors and patients. How can they contribute to more efficient use of pharmaceuticals with less environmental burden and less risk for drinking water. The book "Sustainable Pharmacy" will address all these issues and will be the first one dealing with this important topic.


chemistry development drug drug delivery drug design environmental pollution green pharmacy pharmaceuticals pharmacology pharmacy production research sustainability water management

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Kümmerer
    • 1
  • Maximilian Hempel
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Umweltmedizin und, KrankenhaushygieneUniversitätklinikum FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Deutsche Bundesstiftung UmweltOsnabrückGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05198-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-05199-9
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