Don’t flush it – Proper disposal of antibiotics

Don’t flush it – Proper disposal of antibiotics Pharmaceuticals can enter our environment in various ways. Unfortunately, it is not only the medicines we already take in through our bodies that enter the environment, but also the incorrect disposal of unused medicines. These substances are often disposed of by the …

OECD Green Talks : LIVE | Pharmaceutical Residues in Freshwater: Hazards and Policy Responses

OECD Green Talks : LIVE | Pharmaceutical Residues in Freshwater: Hazards and Policy Responses Pharmaceuticals are essential for human and animal health but are increasingly recognised as an environmental concern when they enter freshwater systems. Residues of pharmaceuticals, such as hormones, antidepressants and antibiotics, have been detected in surface water …

General practitioners prescribe fewer antibiotics

General practitioners prescribe fewer antibiotics In recent years, Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Germany have prescribed consistently fewer antibiotics. This is the result of the German Health Care Atlas study commissioned by the Central Research Institute for Ambulatory Health Care in Germany (Zi). Among other things, this study analysed the …

What to do against antibiotic-resistant bacteria?

What to do against antibiotic-resistant bacteria? Every year 700,000 people in Europe become ill from resistant bacteria as a result of excessive use of medicines and antibiotics on farm animals. Prof. Anne-Claude Crémieux, specialist in infectious diseases at the Saint-Louis Hospital in Paris, advocates a moderate use of medicines and …