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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.