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Environmental Burden of Pharmaceutical Pollution A Guide for Health Care Professionals Dr. Joel Kreisberg, DC, MA

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The Problem. Drug consumption is increasing. From 1993-2003, the number of prescriptions rose 70%1 Drug expenditures have increased, but data shows that, from 1994-2000, 75% of this increase in price was caused by increasing consumption3The increase in drug use coincides with an increase in the amount of medications that enter into and contaminate the environment U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development's Strategy Plan 2000 has named pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) as30267

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