Medico Legal Corner
Can drugs be supplied by the registered practitioner to his patient?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 07 December 2018
The registered medical practitioner is entitled to supply the drugs to his patients which have been prescribed by him but the same are with certain conditions of exemptions as mentioned in Item No. 5 of the Schedule K of the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945. However, the registered medical practitioner is not entitled to exploit his patients or keep an open shop or sell across the counter or engage in the import, manufacture, distribution or sale of drugs.
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