Margie Mason, an AP reporter then based in Hanoi, Vietnam and now a Nieman Global Health Fellow, contributed to the PharmaWater story with reporting about the large amount of antibiotics being spewed from drug factories in India. As reported in her story, “World’s highest drug levels entering RELATED ARTICLE
“Examining Water Supplies in Search of Pharmaceutical Drugs”

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India stream,” when researchers tested treated wastewater from a plant where about 90 Indian drug factories dump their residues, it was found that “the supposedly cleaned water was a floating medicine cabinet—a soup of 21 different active pharmaceutical ingredients ….” As a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health fellow, Mason will spend time this summer doing additional reporting on antibiotic resistance. Read her AP story »

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