ECOPRESCRIPTION

Leading organisations:
ASOQS (association for the optimization of quality of care), L’Agence de l’Eau du Bassin Rhin Meuse, Le Conseil Régional Grand Est, Le Conseil Départemental des Vosges, Le PETR (Pays de Remiremont et de ses Vallées), and L’ Agence Régionale de Santé Grand Est

Timeframe:
2015-2018

Geographic Area:
Western Europe

Objectives:

Reduce the environmental impact of medicine residues, improve the collection of medicines which are not used, and reduce the use of ecotoxic molecules in medicines.


Target audience:
General Public, Health Professionals, Patients, and Pharmacists

Area of interest:
Occurrence of pharmaceuticals in the environment, Pharmaceutical consumption by animals, Pharmaceutical consumption by humans, Prescription practices, and Unused/expired pharmaceutical disposal practices

Activities:

– Optimize the recovery of unused medicines (ECOP-MNU)
– Reduce the use of medicines that have a negative impact on the environment (ECOP Rivière)


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.