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08 Jan 2019

Delhi HC refuses to vacate stay on medicines' online sale

Stay on online sale of medicines to continue

The Delhi High Court today refused to vacate the stay on sale of drugs and prescription medicines by online pharmacies.

The high court said that the stay will continue till the next date of hearing, that is February 6, noting the submissions of the Central government counsel that rules are yet to be framed to regulate such entities.

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Stay on online sale of medicines to continue
We are not inclined to vacate the interim order: Bench

Statement

We are not inclined to vacate the interim order: Bench

"Keeping in view the averments made by the Union of India in its counter affidavit, based on reports of various committees and the fact that statutory rules are yet to be framed, we are not inclined to vacate the interim order," a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao said.

The bench said that it'll continue till the next date.

PIL seeks ban on 'illegal' sale of drugs, medicines online

The applications for impleadment were filed in a PIL by Zaheer Ahmed seeking a ban on "illegal" sale of drugs and medicines online. Before this, in December last year, the Madras High Court had refused to vacate the stay, thereby banning the sales through e-pharmacies.

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