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Regulation of E-Pharmacies: DTAB calls for finalization of rules to regulate online sale, distribution of drugs


Regulation of E-Pharmacies: DTAB calls for finalization of rules to regulate online sale, distribution of drugs

New Delhi: In light of concerns raised in various forums, the Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) has recently recommended for finalization of the draft rules to regulate the sale and distribution of drugs over the internet (E-pharmacy).

DTAB was apprised that, the Department of Health and Family Welfare has issued a draft notification proposing to amend the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 by incorporating separate part for the regulation of e Pharmacies in the Country.

In response to the draft notification, a large number of comments have been received. However, a number of PILs have been filed in various Hon’ble High Courts of the country in Delhi, Madras, Mumbai, etc. The Hon’ble High Courts have issued various directions with regards to the regulation of the sale of drugs over the internet. Keeping in view of the above matter, the Central Government has also decided to carry out wider consultations before finalizing the draft notification.

Also Read: Health Ministry draft rules on sale of drugs by e-pharmacy- Details

DCC in its 56th meeting held on 01.06.2019 deliberated the issue of finalization draft notification and recommended to include the provision for uploading the e-prescription in the rules on e-pharmacy which is to be finalized.

DTAB in its 81st meeting again deliberated and agreed for the amendment of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 for the regulation of the sale of drugs by E-Pharmacy and asked CDSCO to bring the final version of the notification to DTAB for review.

Accordingly, the draft for final notification, as available with CDSCO, was placed before the DTAB. DTAB after detailed deliberations recommended for finalization of the draft rules considering the suggestions/ comments of stakeholders.

Also Read: No online sale of drugs till regulatory rules in place: Delhi High Court


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  1. user
    Arati Ravindra Kapase August 30, 2019, 11:54 am

    Here direct contact of patient and pharmacist is not there which is DANGEROUS because every patient need all the details regarding medicine which he takes.

  2. Not safe in patient
    So not required e pharmacy
    Patient is hrmfull

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    Nilesh Hindurao Varandekar August 30, 2019, 7:19 am

    Online pharmacy increases the unemployment. And it is harmful to our society

  4. user
    Dt. Ansar M. Patel August 30, 2019, 7:05 am

    Online purchase of the drug is very dangerous and not good for the sake of humanity. Because it is consernef with the life of human beings. So it shouldn\’t be permitted

  5. is not very funny that all online pharmacy are operating in india with out any legal licence and still nothing is happening. this can only happen in our country with whose patronage is anybody guess.