DDA warns against operating online pharmacy


Kathmandu, March 27: The Department of Drug Administration (DDA) has instructed not to operate online pharmacies.     

Director General of the Department, Narayan Prasad Dhakal, said that he ordered to close the online pharmacies after the online pharmacies were found to sell medicines through false and misleading advertising.     

According to Dhakal, no pharmacies had obtained permit from the Department for running online pharmacy so far and drugs were being sold illegally offering discounts in the name of online pharmacies through social networking sites.     

He explained that drugs were being sold in the name of online pharmacy with deceptive marketing gimmicks. The Drugs Act-2034 BS's Clause 19 mandates that there should not be false and misleading advertising of the medicines.(RSS)

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