Bad Medicine campaign

Leading organisations:
Changing Markets Foundation


Geographic Area:


Focused on environmental pollution from raw materials used to make antibiotics at the very beginning of the supply chain, the campaign’s objective is to expose the links between polluting factories in China and India and some of the biggest global pharmaceutical companies.

Target audience:
Environmental experts, General Public, National/Local decision and policy makers, and Pharmaceutical manufacturers

Area of interest:
Emergence of anti-microbial resistance (AMR), Occurrence of pharmaceuticals in the environment, Pharmaceutical manufacturing, Pharmaceutical waste & waste management, Risks to ecosystems, Risks to human health, and Wastewater


Advocacy work based on on-the-ground investigations in India and China and desk research, involving numerous stakeholders.

Communication material:

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HCWH Europe gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the European Commission (EC)’s LIFE+ programme, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) Germany, and the German Environment Agency (UBA). HCWH Europe is solely responsible for the content of this project and related materials. The views expressed do not reflect the official views of the EC, BMU, or UBA.