SUSTAINABILITY IN PHARMACEUTICALS: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE GREEN PHARMACY PRINCIPLES

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Parul Srivastava
Ankita Wal
Versha Chaturvedi
Pranay Wal
Ashish Srivastava
Anil Yadav Pranjal Sachan

Keywords

Photocatalysis, Ionic Liquids, Supercritical Fluids, Microwave Irradiation, Green Chemistry, Biocatalysts, and Biomass.

Abstract

Green chemistry, a cornerstone of sustainable practices, is transforming the pharmaceutical industry by minimizing or eliminating the use and production of harmful substances. This review delves deep into the 12 Green Pharmacy Principles, a guiding force for designing eco-friendly and health-conscious medication production processes.


We explore how these principles are being implemented across various aspects of drug development, from molecule design and synthesis to production, distribution, and disposal. Exciting advancements like biocatalysis, renewable feedstocks, innovative solvents, and energy-efficient methods are discussed, showcasing their potential to minimize environmental impact and create economic opportunities. By embracing these green principles, the pharmaceutical industry can pave the way for a healthier planet and ensure the development of safer and more sustainable medications for generations to come.

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