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Parliament Update: Minister informs Lok Sabha about status of E Pharamacies


Parliament Update: Minister informs Lok Sabha about status of E Pharamacies

Shri Mandaviya said that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has published draft rules to amend Drugs and Cosmetics Rules regarding regulation of distribution or sale, stock, exhibit or offer for sale of drugs through e-pharmacy.

New Delhi: With the Parliament winter session on, the Minister of Chemical and Fertilisers, recently updated the Lok Sabha about the regulation of distribution and sale of drugs through e-pharmacy in India.

The Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya, while giving a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on separate guidelines for the sale of medicines online, said that the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 has provisions to sell, stock, exhibit or offer for sale or distribution of drugs.

Shri Mandaviya said that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has published draft rules to amend Drugs and Cosmetics Rules regarding regulation of distribution or sale, stock, exhibit or offer for sale of drugs through e-pharmacy.

As per these draft rules, the e-pharmacy shall mention the various details on its e-pharmacy portal, including the name of the registered pharmacist, with the Registration No. and name of Pharmacy Council where the pharmacist has been registered, who validates the prescription prior to forward it to dispense the drugs, the Minister added.

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