E-pharmacies may cause public health hazard: Chemist body
A body of chemists on Wednesday warned that e-pharmacies may cause <g data-gr-id="12">hazard</g> to public health as medicines can’t be compared with any other common commodity.
With the advance of technology, <g data-gr-id="9">e-commerce</g> industry has entered the healthcare space in the form of e-pharmacies.
“E-pharmacies in whatever form or model, now operational in India, are <g data-gr-id="17">unlawful</g> and current set of law does not allow to operate them. “It may cause hazard to public health as medicines can’t be compared with any other common commodity,” All India Organisation of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD) president J S Shinde was quoted as saying in a statement issued here.