Tranquillisers, psychotropic drugs cannot be sold online : UHM

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Tranquillisers, psychotropic drugs cannot be sold online : UHMUnion Health Ministry in its draft rules on sale of drugs by e-pharmacies has banned the sale of tranquillisers, psychotropic drugs, narcotics and habit forming drugs online.

Drugs Controller General of India, Dr Eswara Reddy said the draft rules have been released to regulate online sale of medicines across the country. The rules also aim at providing patients accessibility to genuine drugs from authentic online portals.

The draft rules say only the registered firms wil be able to sell drugs online

Any person who intends to conduct business of e-pharmacy shall apply for the grant of registration to the Central Licensing Authority through the online portal of the Central Government.

Reddy said after the rules are finalised, people will be able to get genuine drugs through online pharmacies.