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PM Modi's push for generic drugs to shift focus to chemists: Pharma industry body

PM Modi's push for generic drugs to shift focus to chemists: Pharma industry body

Patients may end up with drugs that "may not be effective at all" if doctors were made to prescribe only generic medicines as indicated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to pharma industry body IPA.

No decision to allow sale of medicine using internet: J P Nadda

Government today said it has not taken any decision to allow sale of medicines using the internet, a day after an umbrella body of druggists and chemists announced a nationwide strike on October 14 against "illegal" online sale of drugs.

Chemists across India to go on strike on October 14

 Over eight lakh chemists across the country will shut their shops for a day on Wednesday to oppose the central government's alleged move to regularise the sale of medicines through e-pharmacies on the Internet.

Chemists to join nationwide strike on Oct 14

Chemists in Faridabad have decided to join the nation-wide strike on Wednesday called by India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists against the Centre's move to allow the sale of medicines over the Internet.

OTC drug market to reach $6.6 bn by 2016

India's pharmaceuticals industry accounts for about 2.4 percent of the global pharma industry by value and 10 percent by volume.

Unfair practices in pharma sector under CCI scanner

Emphasising that pricing aspects of pharmaceuticals are critical for the general public, CCI Chairman Ashok Chawla has said that some cases of probe into alleged unfair practices in this space are in the "pipeline".

Chemists on nationwide strike today

Nearly 7.5 lakh chemists and druggists, representing All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD), are taking part in the strike, an official release said here.