Resisting Resistance To Antibiotics | October 5, 2015 Issue - Vol. 93 Issue 39 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 93 Issue 39 | pp. 18-19
Issue Date: October 5, 2015

Resisting Resistance To Antibiotics

Sino-Dutch manufacturer DSM Sinochem challenges peers to better control their emissions
Department: Business
Keywords: antibiotic, drug resistance, penicillin, China, India, wastewater, API

Oil companies don’t build image campaigns around the environmental toll of crude oil extraction. And casino operators don’t eagerly discuss their role in creating gambling addictions. But DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals, a Sino-Dutch producer of antibiotics, is raising eyebrows with its stance on antibiotic resistance.

DSM Sinochem is promoting the view that one of the main causes of the rising problem of drug-resistant bacteria is the antibiotic makers themselves. By releasing into the environment antibiotic-containing wastewater, . . .

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