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Pharma’s climate change vulnerability and opportunity

September 9, 2022


Pharma’s reliance on global supply chains and its need for vast quantities of water make it particularly vulnerable to climate change. But preparing to adapt to the phenomenon presents an opportunity as well as a challenge.

Rising global temperatures will, for example, enhance the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and Zika, increasing the need for effective vaccines. Water-borne illnesses are also likely to become more common, as increased rain and storm surges contribute to flooding and contaminated run off.

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