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A petition, filed on 8 May, raised questions over the Modi govt’s intention of favouring online pharmacies, which, it said, are ‘illegal under law’.
Quoting Delhi HC's December 2018 orders, India’s drug regulator has written to all states & UTs to take necessary action with respect to online sale of medicines.
The second Modi govt wanted to introduce the e-pharmacy framework within 100 days, but couldn’t, owing to pressure from brick-and-mortar chemists.
Facing a boycott threat by over 8.5 lakh chemists, Cipla tells lobby that it values the role of offline chemists.
Over 8.5 lakh chemists say they will ‘sideline’ and ‘stop promoting’ Cipla if reports of its tie-up with online pharmacy Medlife turn out to be true.
Government to examine laws in developed countries and their format of designing online prescriptions before formulating policy.