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GlaxoSmithKline to cut medicine production waste

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has set a target to cut its drug production waste by two thirds by 2015, according to the Financial Times.The UK firm aims to cut waste in its factories around the world to 30kg for each 1kg of active pharmaceutical ingredient, compared with an average 100kg in 2005.API is the active compound in medicines to treat or cure disease, from which the final pills or liquids are formulated and packaged for ...