Online Drug Sale: The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has demanded a ban on e-pharmacy. There has been an appeal from CAT to crack down on those selling fake, wrong or adulterated medicines on online platforms. According to them, in the name of e-pharmacy, these online companies are also selling those medicines, which are not allowed.
CAIT says that many big foreign and domestic corporate companies in the country are continuously violating the drug and cosmetic law while supplying medicines from online pharmacies. According to him, not only has this badly affected the business of crores of wholesale and retail chemists in the country, but the safety and health of Indian consumers have been put at risk by indulging in anti-consumer activities.
meeting with health minister
A delegation of CAIT will soon meet Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and apprise them about the blatant violation of rules and regulations of e-pharmacies in the country. CAIT National President BC Bhartia and National General Secretary Praveen Khandelwal said that the manufacture, import, sale and distribution of medicines in the country is governed by the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Rules.
Here are the provisions
The rules of this act are stringent and it is mandatory not only for every importer, manufacturer, seller or distributor of medicines to have a valid license, but it is also mandatory that all medicines should be given only by a registered pharmacist. However, e-pharmacy marketplaces are misusing the loopholes in the law of our country.
Not only this, these platforms are playing with the lives of innocent Indian consumers by selling medicines without a prescription and distributing medicines without a registered pharmacist. He said that e-pharmacy marketplaces like e-pharmacy, Tata 1mg, Netmeds and Amazon Pharmacy are at the forefront of these blatant violations and their arbitrary attitude should be curbed soon.
CAIT has also said that the government should allow only those e-pharmacies which have medicines which are allowed to be sold on e-pharmacies and in addition all remaining e-pharmacies should be directed to be closed. Also, no person should be allowed to set up a web portal to act as an intermediary between the e-pharmacy unit and the consumer.
heavy fine imposed
Bhartia and Khandelwal have urged the government to ensure that all medicines are delivered from registered retail pharmacy only as proper verification process is followed only by a registered pharmacist to ensure that consumers get exactly what they want. what they order.
Both the business leaders said that the government should impose a minimum fine of Rs 1 lakh which may extend to Rs 10 lakh so that violators like Pharmacy, Netmeds, Amazon Pharmacy, Tata 1mg can be suitably punished.
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