Pune: Around 7, 500 chemist to protest against illegal e-pharmacies

On January 8, a protest ‘Hallabol’ will be organised by the Pune-based chemists. Around 7,500 chemists will submit their demands to the commissioner and Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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In its bid to protest against online pharmacies, the Chemist Association of Pune District (CAPD) have arranged a protest meet in Pune on January 8.

A protest ‘Hallabol’ will be organised on Tuesday. Around 7,500 chemists from Pune will submit their demands to the commissioner and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The members of CAPD demands to stop the illegal online selling of medicines, and the government should not allow this. The chemists also alleged that the FDA is not taking any action against the online pharmacies in the state.

Rohit Karpe, treasurer of CAPD, said, “We recently found that MTP kit was also sold on an online platform. When Delhi High Court and Madras High Court have directed not to sell medicines on e-pharmacies, the government has not taken any action to prevent the unregulated sale of medicines.”

Bacchubhai Oswal, President of Chemist Association of Western Maharashtra region, said, “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 these illegal online pharmacy portals.”


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