Imphal, Jan 8
As a nationwide protest against E-Pharmacy, Manipur Chemist and Druggist Association (MCDA) staged sit-in-protest today at Wahengbam Leikai.
Speaking to media persons President of MCDA Rajkumar Rakesh said that the government should ban and stop the illegal online sales of Pharmaceutical drugs in the interest of public health. He added that the practice of online sales of pharmaceutical drugs even without doctor’s prescription will have an enormous negative repercussion. E-Pharmacy will surely lead to the increase of drug users since online pharmacies do not have a drug retail license and they are out of drug Inspection regime prescribed under the drug and cosmetics Act, 1940.
It can be mention that a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V.K. Rao also directed immediate ban on the sale of medicines online.
Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.