Drug Regulator Directs States For ‘Strict Vigil’ On E-Pharmacies

The Drugs Controller General of India issued a circular on Monday and said that action will be taken again the e-pharmacies who violate the rules. The companies need to follow Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940, and the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945.

No ban on online sales of medicines has been imposed but drugs cannot be sold without a doctor’s prescription.

A sub-committee had been formed under the chairmanship of Dr Harshadeep Kamble, commissioner, Food and Drugs administration, Maharashtra who is examining the impact of these sales. [source]

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