Div Admin Kashmir issues notice for sale of drugs X, H and H1
SRINAGAR, 21 NOVEMBER (KNS): Under Nasha Mukht Bharat Abhiyan, Divisional Administration of Kashmir has today issued notice of sale of X, H and H1 drugs.
In an official document, the administration mentioned the do’s and don’ts for the sale of these scheduled drugs.
It makes it mandatory to mention on the prescription the date of issue, the number of tablets issued as well as the pharmacist’s stamp for drugs in Schedules H, H1 and X.
The instructions state that all records and records are to be kept as required by law/rules, in addition to being made available to the Commissioner of the Food & Drugs Control Administration or any other officer authorized by him in this regard. .
Similarly, pharmacists dispensing scheduled drugs should ensure security checks such as video cameras and the prescription should only be issued if presented within 07 days of issuance.
For each medicine in Appendices H1 and X dispensed, the pharmacist must record: the name, the address, the date of birth of the patient, the name of the medicine dispensed and the quantity dispensed, the date of prescription and the date of issue, the name and address of the prescriber.
When storing or archiving records and data, pharmacies should ensure that they are able to locate and retrieve individual documents or information when needed.
The notice orders to dispense drugs if the prescription is incomplete, includes modifications without doctor’s countersign, to dispense tramadol, buprenorphine, tapentadol, codeine, methylphenidate for any online prescription.
Also dispense psychotropic drugs to unaccompanied minors and issue a prescription when you have reasonable grounds to believe the prescription has been tampered with or obtained fraudulently and if it is tampered with, keep the prescription and report it to authorities.
Moreover, it orders to dispense drugs if you do not have a required license for drugs like Schedule X.
Breach of confidentiality – misuse of personal information of the patient as well as the doctor.
Get involved in helping others evade laws such as the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940; Pharmacy Act, 1948; Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985; Magical Medicines and Remedies Act 1954 (Improper Advertising).
The divisional control room in charge, Tahir Magray, said it was among the initiatives taken under Nasha Mukth Bharat by the government, including the toll-free helpline No. 18001807202.
In addition, the government ensures strict compliance with applicable laws and regulations relating to Schedule X, H and H1 drugs to prevent diversion of these drugs into dangerous hands and anti-social elements. (KNS)