Platypus Get a Dose of Pharmaceuticals with Their Meals (image) Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Share Print E-Mail Caption Starting with filter-feeding insects, pharmaceutical compounds in stream water accumulate in aquatic organisms' tissues. This means that animals that eat aquatic insects, like platypus, get a dose of pharmaceuticals with their meals. Credit Denise Illing Usage Restrictions To promote this press release. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.