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“The draft needs to be changed such as sale of these drugs may prove harmful,” added the official.
Furthermore, there can be no exchange or return of medicines, once sold, as this could compromise integrity and efficacy of the medicine. The official added the possibility of injection of substandard and spurious drugs into the supply chain cannot be ruled out.
Madhya Pradesh government insists that drugs must only be supplied to websites that have a valid retail sale licence issued under the Drugs & Cosmetics Rules. Besides, online pharmacists should be prohibited from advertising drugs on radio, television, print or social media. Penal provisions should be included and penalty be prescribed for non compliance.
Karnataka government has suggested that online pharmacies must provide the drugs as per the prescription, without pushing substitutes.
Full report: dnaindia.com