Centre told to inform outcome of consultations of draft rules to regulate e-pharmacies

Updated: May 28 2023 2:38PM

New Delhi, May 28 (PTI) The Delhi High Court has granted six weeks’ time to the Centre to inform it about the outcome of consultations and deliberations with stakeholders on draft rules to regulate e-pharmacies.

The court was hearing pleas seeking a ban on "illegal" sale of drugs online and challenging the draft rules published by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to further amend the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules.

A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad made it clear that pendency of these matters will not come in way of the Central government in taking action against persons who are violating the court’s December 12, 2018 interim order putting a stay on the sale of drugs without licence by online pharmacies.