New Delhi : The Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar replied to unstarred question No. 1529 of Smt. Shanta Chhetri on 14.3.2023 in the Rajya Sabha about laws governing e-pharmacies especially in relation to drug regulation and Government’s stand on the issue.
The Minister replied that Sale of drugs in the country is regulated under the provisions of Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules, 1945 by the State Licensing Authorities (SLAs) through a system of licensing and inspection. SLAs are legally empowered to take stringent action against violation of provisions of the Act and Rules.
No further clarification was given by the minister about the e-pharmacies operating in the country.