Add To Cart? India’s Online Pharmacy Dilemma
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Several Indian online pharmacies being promoted by business groups are believed to have hit the pause button against the backdrop of enforcement actions initiated by some state-level drug regulators in recent months. Some say that with no clarity on the exact legal status of online pharmacies, cases are likely to land up in the courts yet again.
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