CAIT encourages Mandaviya to consider expanding their online pharmacy business.
It is also reported that the CAIT has also decided to organize an annual national gathering of the most prominent chemists’ associations of various states in the first week of May. Additionally, a delegation from CAIT is scheduled to meet Mandaviya and Commerce Minister PiyushGoyal to inform them of the blatant illegalities in e-pharmacies across the nation.
In light of the growing online pharmacy industry that has a devastating impact on retail and wholesale chemists across the nation, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has demanded that Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya look into the issue on a timely basis.
It is also reported that the CAIT will also organize an annual national meeting of prominent chemists’ Associations from various states during the first week of May. A delegation from CAIT will soon meet with Commerce Minister Mandaviya and Commerce Minister PiyushGoyal to inform them of the blatant illegalities in e-pharmacies across the nation.
The CAIT president for the national level BC Bhartia said, “The manufacturing, import, sales and distribution of prescription drugs are controlled by the Drug and Cosmetics Act and Rules in India. The Act is a requirement not just for every manufacturer, dealer, importer or dealer of drugs have an official license, but additionally, it requires that each drug be administered by registered pharmacists only.”
However, these marketplaces use loopholes to circumvent the law and play with people’s lives and the rights of Indian consumers by selling prescription drugs without a prescription or dispensing medications without a licensed pharmacist, said Bhartia.
He said that the government should allow only those pharmacies that possess the drugs advertised for sale on the internet pharmacy.
Bhartia called on the government to ensure that all medicines are distributed only through a licensed retail pharmacy and only from licensed pharmacists after completing the proper verification procedure to ensure that customers receive what they ordered.