The European Commission defines actions to address the release of pharmaceuticals poses to the environment
On 11 March the European Commission published their strategic approach to pharmaceuticals in the environment. The EC approach takes up the topic of MEDUWA by focusing not on single steps of the pharmaceuticals, but on the complete medicine chain, as well as on human and animal health. The solutions follow a holistic approach as well: communication of the issue and the solutions, measuring, mitigation and prevention. With this approach the EC acknowledges the issue of pharmaceuticals and multi-resistant bacteria in the environmental cycling.