Pharmaceuticals: Something in the water

Pharmaceutical use is rapidly increasing and residues have been found in rivers and drinking water. Are we sleepwalking into an environmental disaster? Rachel Salvidge investigates.

Phamaceutical pollution in the environment is causing alarm (photograph: Mike Charles/123RF)Ever since the anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac was found to be responsible for the deaths of millions of vultures more than ten years ago, pharmaceuticals have been under partic

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