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Regulating e-Pharmacy Business

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Regulating e-Pharmacy Business .

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A sub-committee had been constituted by the Drugs Consultative Committee (DCC) to examine issues relating to online sale of drugs. The Sub-Committee has submitted its report to the Drugs Consultative Committee. The Sub-Committee has inter alia recommended:- .

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Creation of a National Portal to act as the nodal platform for transacting and monitoring online sale of drugs. .

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Necessity of evolving a mechanism to register e-pharmacies. .

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Geographical restrictions for operation of e-pharmacies. .

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Existing licencees involved in retail sale of drugs could also register on the National Portal for carrying out online sale of drugs. .

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Requirement of registration with CDSCO under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945. .

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Certain categories of drugs viz. the Narcotic and Psychotropic drugs, tranquilizers, habit forming drugs and Schedule X drugs that are prone to being abused or misused be excluded from sale through e-pharmacies. .

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The Government has issued a notice seeking public comments on regulation of sale of drugs including introduction of an electronic platform for regulation of sale of drugs in the country. .

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The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the RajyaSabha here today. .

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First Published: Tue, July 18 2017. 00:20 IST