Online Medicine Sales Ban: Traders’ organization CAIT has demanded the government to ban the online sale of medicines in the country. This demand has been made at a time when e-commerce company Flipkart has announced the sale of medicines through online medium on 6 April.
CAT demands ban on online sale of medicines
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAT) said in a statement issued on Thursday that it has also written a letter to Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in this regard. In the letter, CAIT has demanded an immediate ban on e-pharmacy companies on online sale of medicines in the country.
The reason behind the demand for stopping the said
The organization has said that it has made this demand so that the provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Rules (DC Act and Rules) can be fully complied with. CAT National President BC Bhartia and General Secretary Praveen Khandelwal said that the DC Act and Rules govern the import, manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs in the country. Also there are strict provisions for public health and safety.
no violation of laws
He has also urged the government to ban e-pharmacy companies to prevent them from taking advantage of the intermediary provisions under Indian law. Referring to the laws related to the sale of medicines by online companies, he said that the laws related to the sale of medicines should not be violated.