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Soon, pharmacists will be able to dispense drugs for minor conditions without a doctor’s prescription. The government’s advisory body on drugs—the Drug Consultative Committee (DCC)—has approved a proposal to introduce a new category of over the counter (OTC) medicines such as anti-allergy, antipyretic (for fever) and anti-emetic (for vomiting and nausea) drugs, which pharmacists will be empowered to dispense without a doctor’s prescription

The list includes muscle relaxants, decongestants, anti-inflammatory drugs, antacids, external preparations for skin and hormonal contraceptives.

The DCC on Monday constituted a subcommittee comprising of various health experts to examine the modalities and shortlist the drugs that can be brought under the category of OTC.

The move is expected to save patients the bother of having to visit their doctor for every common ailment. But there is a limitation—pharmacists will not be allowed to prescribe habit-forming drugs or strong antibiotics...


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Dr. D●●●●k B●●●●l Emergency Medicine
Practice already going on
Sep 23, 2017Like1
Dr. P●●●a B●●●t
Dr. P●●●a B●●●t Paediatrics
And many DNB doctors will not be allowed to work... where uneducated pharmacist or shop owner will prescribe drugs.
Sep 25, 2017Like1
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Dr. Y●●●●●L R●●●I
They are the parallel practitoners already
Sep 29, 2017Like