Underlying data for risk is from Fass.
Fass environmental information for NeoRecormon (epoetin beta) from Roche (downloaded 2019-07-09).
According to the European Medicines Agency guideline on environmental risk assessments for pharmaceuticals (EMA/CHMP/SWP/4447/00) vitamins, electrolytes, amino acids, peptides, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids proteins, vaccines and herbal medicinal products are exempted because they are unlikely to result in significant risk to the environment.
Even though biomolecules, such as vaccines and hormones, are exempted they should still be regarded as biologically active.
Author: Department of Strategic Careers, Stockholm County Council.