Antibiotic pollution due to improper drug disposal

CSE published its findings on how unused or expired antibiotics are disposed of at the household level and by retailers and wholesalers of medicines across Delhi-NCR. In view of limiting the spread of AMR in the environment, unsafe disposal of unused and expired drugs needs to be checked and controlled. CSE researchers point out that extended producer responsibility must be introduced to take back unused antibiotics. This best practice can minimise antibiotic pollution in the environment.