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: 2019  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13--16

The persisting environmental problem of disposal of expired and unused medicines


Abin Mani1, Vijay Thawani2 
1 Centre for Scientific Research and Development, People's University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, People's College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vijay Thawani
Department of Pharmacology, People's College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bhanpur, Bhopal - 462 037, Madhya Pradesh
India

India continues to have the persisting environmental problem of disposal of expired, unused, unwanted medicines. Since this has not been studied well, the exact repercussions, therefore, are not hitherto known fully. There are no laws in country worthy of handling this problem. The municipal corporations handling the waste have not been sensitized to it. The media are insensitive to it, and populations are disorganized to take up the issue. Hence, the environment continues to suffer and will end with higher complication of human life and environment.


How to cite this article:
Mani A, Thawani V. The persisting environmental problem of disposal of expired and unused medicines.J Mahatma Gandhi Inst Med Sci 2019;24:13-16


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Mani A, Thawani V. The persisting environmental problem of disposal of expired and unused medicines. J Mahatma Gandhi Inst Med Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Apr 13 ];24:13-16
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