Chemist license suspended for selling MTP pills sans prescription
Indore: In a major crackdown, a chemist has been nabbed for selling abortion pills without medical prescription. The authority has suspended his license for a month for violating the provisions of the law
This came following the orders given by ADM Pavan Jain to Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) and other officials to survey in complaints of chemist violating the provisions of the law and selling abortion pills without prescriptions. The Officers were directed to submit the survey report within a week starting from July 10 2019.
They were further instructed to take suitable actions against maternity hospital on finding alleged irregularities under the Act.
As per a recent media account, the racket was busted following a sting operation conducted at Sunny Surgical and Medicals at Dawa Bazaar on August 6 2019, by the state drug inspectors on receiving a tip-off. It was revealed that the chemist was selling pregnancy termination pills without proper prescription furnished by any medical practitioners. Moreover, he was unable to present any record or data of the transaction carried out in his medical shop.
Drugs stacked in unhygienic condition and various other objectionable presence was noticed inside the chemist shop by the drug inspectors. Citing various irregularities as show-cause notice was issued to the company. However, the firm failed to submit a response to the show-cause notice. This resulted in the cancellation of the license of the firm for a period of 30 days.
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Apart from this, the sale and purchase of Mifepristone tablets and Misoprostol tablets combi pack have been banned by ADM Pavan Jain.
“We are keeping a close eye on the sale of pregnancy termination pills without a doctor’s prescription and other irregularities. Appropriate actions including that of cancellation of licence,” a senior drug inspector told TOI.