Medical shops closed in Punjab in protest in opposition to drug act

Pakistan Prescribed drugs Producers Affiliation (PPMA) has gone on strike Monday in opposition to the brand new drug act in Punjab, and medical shops in a number of cities have been closed.
Individuals are dealing with difficulties in getting medicines as pharmacies in numerous cities of Punjab together with Lahore, Rahim Yar Khan and Vehari are closed.
Pharmaceutical associations of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have additionally introduced to assist this strike.
However, inner variations between PPMA and Pakistan Chemists’ & Druggists’ Affiliation (PCDA) have arisen as properly.
One group has introduced strike and different has negotiated with Punjab’s Minister for Major & Secondary Well being Khawaja Imran Nazeer and determined to postpone strike until February 17.
It’s pertinent right here to say that in accordance with new drug act in Punjab, punishment of five-year jail with a million rupees high-quality has been introduced for many who will sale substandard medicines, five-year jail and 5 crore rupees high-quality for many who will sale faux medicines, ten-year jail and ten crore rupees high-quality for many who will sale medicines with out license.

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