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Draft rules on sale of drugs by e-Pharmacies being finalised: Govt
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Draft rules on sale of drugs by e-Pharmacies being finalised: Govt

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New Delhi, Jun 25: The Government has published draft rules for inviting public, stakeholder comments for amendment to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules,1945 for incorporating provisions relating to regulation of sale and distribution of drugs through e-pharmacy, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey said this in a written reply that a large number of suggestions have been received from the stakeholders, which are being examined. At the same time, the matter is subjudice before various High Courts in the country. Therefore, no timeline for finalisation of the rules can be provided.

Under the Drugs & Cosmetics Act and Rules, sale of spurious drugs is a punishable offence and State Licensing Authorities are empowered to take action in this regard. Accordingly, the complaints as received, are referred to State Licensing Authorities for taking action as per the provisions of the Act and Rules, he added. (UNI)