Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicE-pharmacy

Topic: e-pharmacy

PharmEasy parent API Holdings raises $350 million to expand e-pharmacy network

The company said it will use the funds to add more tele-consultations to link up customers with the 60,000 brick-and-mortar pharmacies and 4,000 doctors it already has on its books.

4.80 lakh in Jan from 24 lakh in July — sanitiser sales drop as ‘Covid complacency’ sets in

Data by a lobby of over 8.5 lakh chemists show sanitiser sales kept falling after registering a peak in July. Experts blame the trend on Covid complacency.

Chemists move Delhi HC against Modi govt for ‘promoting’ e-pharmacies via Aarogya Setu

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’.

Year after HC order, Modi govt to act against e-pharmacies selling drugs without licences

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.

Ministers’ group to regularise e-pharmacies after Modi govt fails to meet 100-day target

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.

Cipla pacifies chemists’ lobby, says ‘no plans’ to partner Medlife

Facing a boycott threat by over 8.5 lakh chemists, Cipla tells lobby that it values the role of offline chemists.

Angry chemists threaten to boycott Cipla products if it ventures into e-pharmacy business

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.

Modi govt wants to define e-prescription format to regulate online sale of medicines

Government to examine laws in developed countries and their format of designing online prescriptions before formulating policy.

On Camera

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.

Central banks in Asia spend billions to bolster weakening currencies against rising US dollar

Learning from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, central banks have been accumulating dollars to help defend their currencies during periods of wild market swings.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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