Pharmaceutical Body expresses concern over the sale of drugs online | Guwahati News

Guwahati: The Pharmaceutical Organizations Joint Action Forum, made up of associations of chemists and pharmacists, on Saturday raised serious concerns about the online sale of drugs as well as the recent rise in drug prices.
He said selling drugs online is absolutely in breach of the Medicines and Cosmetics Act 1940 and the 1945 Rule. Considering its effect on society at large, the Delhi High Court in its 2018 decision , clearly asked the government to stop the online sale of drugs. , he added.
“The Indian Medical Association (IMA) published a white paper in 2022, which stated that online pharmacies will promote drug abuse, drug abuse and self-medication. Any medication taken without the supervision of a physician can be dangerous and even life-threatening,” said Association of Advanced Pharmacy Practitioners (AAPP) President Birendra Kumar Barman.
According to the IMA, online pharmacies can misuse the personal and financial information of patients as well as doctors, leading to cases of identity theft and fraud.
Barman said Clause 12.1 of Chapter 7 of the Pharmacy Practice Regulations 2015 of the Pharmacy Act 1948 strictly prohibits advertisements for discount or commission on any pharmaceutical product.
“In online drug sales, the practice of offering drugs at low or discounted prices to attract customers and aiming to terminate the existing distribution channel that employs a large number of employees is rampant,” said he added.

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