Last week, I posted this item on current research taking place regarding the impact that drug compounds in our water supplies might have upon us, and upon the broader ecology. It's an issue we continue to monitor and will continue to write about.
Last year, we blogged about reports of unusually high levels of APIs in the water supplies in and around Patancheru, a hotbed of drug manufacturing in India. (Here are several posts, including interviews with The Land Institute’s expert Stan Cox.)
Reading an article online today from the Boston Herald on how AstraZeneca is outfitting its new Waltham, Mass. R&D center with the latest and greatest green bells and whistles . . . it's good to see, but hardly surprising.
When it was reported months back that India had a problem with pharmaceutical pollutants in groundwater, many were alarmed but few were surprised. When drinking water contamination was exposed in the U.S. more recently, many were surprised. Should we be alarmed?
From Chemical Engineering Progress, Girish Malhotra presents his prescription for the pharmaceutical industry----QbD, PAT and control all play a key role, and chemical engineers will make it happen. The ultimate goal will be entirely new business models for pharma.
Today, the terrifying image of Chernobyl was invoked to describe what could happen if the pharma industry fails to deal with the problem of active ingredients within the water supply (as seen and documented in Patancheru, India.)
Pardon the title, but on the heels of last night's Oscar best picture victory by Slumdog Millionaire, it's helpful to remind ourselves of the huge influence that the pharmaceutical industry, both Indian domestic and pharma worldwide, is having upon India, its economy . . . and unfortunately on its environment.
At a meeting at DIA in Boston yesterday, Mike Svinte, President of Global Life Sciences at IBM provided a sneak peek and insights into a new report probing CEO challenges and concerns and their implications. The report, which is due to be released next month, will distill interviews with more...