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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 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.

AIOCD plans common branding for 20,000 retail outlets by Feb

The All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists Ltd (AIOCD) plans to have 20,000 pharma retail outlets in the organised sector under a common brand by February 2010, a top official said.