Govt should stop on-line medicine trade: Shinde

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 21 May 2018 10:33:30


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President of All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) and Maharashtra Chemists and Druggists Association (MSCDA) and sitting MLC Jagannath Shinde strongly opposed the proposal of Government to allow on-line medicine trade.

Such on-line trade would be harmful to the public health as many scheduled drugs would be sold without any prescription through e-portal, he said.
Shinde was delivering a presidential address of the installation of a new team of office bearers Nagpur District Chemists and Druggists Association (NDCDA) at Rajwada Palace on Sunday.

Shinde who is a chief of about 8.5 lakhs chemists across the country condemned the on going on-line sell of medicines in the country.

Anil Navandar, Secretary, MSCDA, Mukund Dubey, Vice-President of MSCDA, Madan Patil, Organising Secretary MSCDA, Vijay Patil, President of MSPC, Harish Ganeshani, Executive Member MSPC, Suresh Sarda, President Nagpur Zone, Naval Manthaniya, Secretary Nagpur Zone, Rajendra Kawadkar, President NDCDA, Hetal Thakkar, Secretary, Shailesh Gahalod, Virbhan Kewalramani, Sanjay Khobragade, Paras Mehta, Dhananjay Joshi, Ravikant Patil, Raju Khandelwal, Vikas Oberia, Avinash Rao, Shrikant Mude, Himanshu Pande, Prakash Randeve, Surendra Dole, Satish Deolkar, Subash Mangtani, Sonali Padole and office-bearers of the newly elected team of NDCDA shared dais.

Shinde said, since past four years, association is pursuing the matter of on-line medicines with all the MPs and MLAs, “Government must take immediate decision to ban on-line trade of medicines through a notification,” Shinde said.
The association is demanding ban to save the youths of country. The country has 65 percent youths and the on-line medicine trade could indulge them in drug addiction. The rampant misuse of drugs would also get increased as any one could have an easy access to the medicines.

“A large number of unmarried girls are consuming MTP pills without knowledge of their parents. Boys are addicted to many medicines having tranquillisers, anti-depressant drugs which cause addiction. All these are being purchased on-line as they are cheaper. This is nothing but misuse of medicine as they are being purchased without the knowledge of doctors and without signature of chemists and druggists,” Shinde said. He said, “The drug regulatory system in the country is weak.”