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Delhi HC refuses to vacate stay on medicines' online sale

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08th January, 2019 16:18 IST


Delhi HC refuses to vacate stay on medicines' online sale
08 Jan 2019


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.

Read the details here.


We are not inclined to vacate the interim order: Bench
Statement


"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
Fact


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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