Tell CVS: Stop Superbug Pollution

Antibiotic pollution contributes to antimicrobial resistance, but little is being done to stop it.

Brenda, pictured above, suffered from a drug-resistant infection back in 2007. Luckily, she recovered. But as long as we allow any cause of AMR to go unchecked, infections like hers will become more and more common, and harder and harder to treat.

Sign the petition to tell CVS Health, one of the largest buyers of antibiotics in the United States, to make sure it’s not adding to the problem by ridding its supply chain of known polluters like Aurobindo.

After you’ve signed, catch up on our antibiotics campaign:

  • Unfamiliar with AMR? Read about the problem and its major causes here.
  • Multiple reports support the idea that active pharmaceutical ingredient pollution by antibiotic manufacturers can exacerbate the development of superbugs. Read Bad Medicine, Resistance through the Back Door, and Superbugs in the Supply Chain to learn the extent of the problem.
  • Public health leaders recognize the problem, too. Read Henry Waxman and Bill Corr’s op-ed in STAT.
  • Read our letters to pharmaceutical companies and the FDA demanding action on the issue here.