Green and Sustainable Pharmacy Practice
Pharmaceutical drugs are now days considered to cause environmental problems if not used properly or disposed in appropriate manner. Sustainable chemistry is also under consideration. These two altogether comprises sustainable pharmacy. The green pharmacy practice was initiated by FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation) which includes pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists from all around the world. FIP develops practical methods to deal with pharmaceuticals and the environment. It provides important information and tools to the pharmacists for taking environmental issues into an eye in their daily professional activities. Sustainable pharmacy describes environmental, economic and social aspects of pharmacy. It deals all the environmental issues along the whole lifecycle of a pharmaceutical drug moiety.