New Delhi: The All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) on Friday despatched a letter to the Cupboard secretary, urging him to intervene and ban on-line pharmacies on the grounds that they’re violating norms and placing individuals’s lives in danger.
The letter cited the Delhi Excessive Courtroom order of 2018, which injuncted e-pharmacies from on-line sale of medicines with no licence and directed that such gross sales have been prohibited forthwith till additional orders. Nonetheless, “They proceed to function regardless of court docket orders,” the letter mentioned, including “The illegally working E-pharmacies are nonetheless in operation after greater than 4.5 years.”
The chemists’s physique has alleged that no additional motion has been taken, regardless of notices being served on varied on-line pharmacies by the Drug Controller Normal of India (DCGI) in February.
The chemists’ physique additionally introduced an affidavit filed by the joint drug controller in 2020 which acknowledged that “there’s presently no provision below the Medicine and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Medicine and Cosmetics Guidelines, 1945 for on-line pharmacies. The problem of on-line sale of medicine was below the consideration of the federal government,” it mentioned.
In line with AIOCD, the submission by the “CDSCO clearly indicated that there isn’t a license for the on-line sale of medicine. Due to this fact, in accordance with the orders of the Hon’ble Excessive Courtroom of Delhi, on-line gross sales of medicines must be instantly ceased,” it additional mentioned. Nonetheless, a latest standing report on E-pharmacies submitted by the CDSCO on the orders of the Hon’ble Excessive Courtroom of Delhi reveals that there are not any provisions within the Medicine & Cosmetics Act, 1940, and Guidelines 1945, that prohibit the delivery, mailing, or door supply of prescribed medicines. “This submission contradicts the sooner affidavit filed within the Excessive Courtroom of Delhi and raises issues in regards to the well-being of our residents,” it mentioned.