Mumbai: Chemist protest at FDA HQ, against unchecked online pharmacies

The chemist and druggists demand that the FDA should take stern action against unregulated online pharmacies which are operating in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Chemist protest at FDA HQ, against unchecked online pharmacies

  • The chemists from Maharashtra, have gathered in Mumbai, to protest against the online pharmacy in the state.
  • The chemist association has launched a massive agitation at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) office in Bandra.

Around 500 chemists have joined the protest march at the Food and Drug Administration office in Mumbai. The protesting chemists have alleged that the FDA is not taking any action against the online pharmacies in the state.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Maharashtra Chemist and Druggist Association, President, Hukumraj Mehta, said, “Today we have gathered in Mumbai, to protest against the online pharmacies. Birth control and sleeping pills are easily available on online portals, as there is no law to prevent this. The FDA has not taken any concrete action against the illegal online pharmacy portals.”

He further said, “Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis assured that state legislative assembly that the government is considering to bring in a law, to monitor and control online pharmacies. The action taken by the FDA against the online pharmacy is not sufficient.”

A few days ago, Food and Drug Administration Minister Girish Bapat, while replying in the Maharashtra assembly had said that the state has taken action against seven online pharmacies.