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S. Korean Pharma Industry Study Finds Drug Traces In Major River

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

The Korean Pharmaceutical Association and a newspaper found in a joint study that a major river through Seoul contains traces of almost a dozen drugs capable of causing health and environmental risks. They said pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and the public at large are responsible for the presence of the drugs in the Han River because they were disposed of in sinks and toilets. A university analysis of the samples found traces of six antibiotics, four antibacterial drugs and the acetaminophen painkiller. The study expressed most concern about the presence of the erythromycin drug for treating colds, but which is harmful to aquatic life. (Click here for more



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