Madras High Court stays ban online sale of medicine in India

03/03/2020
          In the age of e-commerce, the online stores gain lots of popularity in many products, including e-pharmacy, which provide patient the convenience way to buy drug, especially for inconvenience patients who depend on online sale and home delivery of drugs. However, in case of sensitive products such as drugs, the online trading without mechanisms to prevent any real abuse of process by the online pharma sector may limits the ability of regulator to protect consumers.
          India is the one of the biggest markets for drugs in terms of producers and consumers. Currently, the amendments to Drugs and Cosmetics Rules of 1945 were in draft stage. India central Government is not opposed to online pharmacies, and is actively putting in place systems for regulating the sales.

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