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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: dnain­

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