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AIOCD writes to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, calls India’s e-pharmacy launch ‘illegal’

AIOCD said that the authorities had handiest allowed sale of medicines online during the lockdown because it amounted to an emergency

The All India enterprise of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) on Friday wrote a letter to Amazon Inc’s chief government officer Jeff Bezos, saying that the launch of online pharmacy business with the aid of the e-commerce behemoth’s India subsidiary in Bengaluru was illegal.

In the letter written to Bezos, with copies marked for prime Minister Narendra Modi and other authorities officials, the affiliation of 850,000 Indian chemists stated numerous laws and regulations like the medicine and Cosmetics Act and drugs and cosmetic guidelines, as well as a decision of the Delhi excessive court placing a live on on-line pharmacies to mention that the usa-primarily based business enterprise became in contravention to the guidelines.

AIOCD said that the authorities had handiest allowed sale of medicines online during the lockdown because it amounted to an emergency, and that domestic handing over medicines could be in contempt of the court docket’s decision.

Chemists' body writes to Amazon's Jeff Bezos, calls India e ...

“We’ve also given you sufficient evidences above to show our point. We actually have a complete dossier prepared in this difficulty and getting into this space can bring forth felony implications which can bring disrepute to Amazon’s call,” the organisation stated.

Amazon India on Thursday released Amazon Pharmacy. The services are being released in Bengaluru to begin with, with the organization accomplishing pilots in other cities too going forward.

The online medicinal drug section has received giant momentum at some stage in the covid-19 led lockdown or even after unlocking as humans avoid going to places wherein they would be at risk of contracting the respiration sickness.