Medico Legal Corner
Can a registered medical practitioner force his patient to purchase the drug / medicine from him only?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 09 September 2019
No, the registered medical practitioner cannot compel or force his patient to purchase the drug/medicine from him only.Though as per Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 and Clause 6.3 of the Code of Medical Ethics, the registered medical practitioner is entitled to supply the drugs to his patients which have been prescribed by him.However, the registered medical practitioner cannot compel or force the patients or his relatives / friends to purchase or take the medicine from the said registe
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