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Madras HC upholds stay on ban of online drug sale; next hearing on Jan 24

The original petition, which had appealed for a ban, was from the Tamil Nadu Chemists and Druggists Association

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The Madras High Court has reconfirmed its interim order of last month, when a two-judge Bench had stayed a single judge’s earlier order to stop online sale of medicine.  The Bench of M Satyanarayanan and P Rajamanickam said, however, that the single judge’s (Pushpa Sathyanarayana’s) order for the central government to notify rules for online drug sales by January 31 would continue. They also fixed the final hearing on January 24, for appeals against the single judge’s order.  The two judges said mechanisms were in place to stop any abuse of ...