Case in Supreme Court to prevent corruption

New Delhi: Corruption is increasing in the pharmaceutical marketing sector of the country. Pharmaceutical companies have been unethically promoting their drugs by giving away huge amounts of freebies to doctors.

Case in Supreme Court to prevent corruption
Supreme Court

As a result, patients are buying and spending unnecessary medicines. Because doctors are advising patients to take unnecessary medicines in return for free gifts. And common patients who do not understand the doctor's advice are taking medicines unnecessarily.

The corruption going on in the pharmaceutical marketing has come before the Supreme Court. The Federation of Medical and Sales Representative Associations of India has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court.

According to the PIL, the pharmaceutical company Micro Lab distributed gifts worth over Rs 1000 crore to doctors during the Corona epidemic for the sale of its product 'Dolo-650'. According to the CBDT, the company distributed the gift to boost sales.

Senior advocate Sanjay Parikh, appearing for the petitioner, said that instead of free gifts, the doctors have prescribed medicines for incompatibility. Doctors advised corona patients to take Dolo 650 mg.

The bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice AS Bopanna heard the public interest case and sought a response from the Central Government on the issue. Judge Chandrachud said that what you (lawyer Sanjay Parikh) is saying is not wrong. I took this medicine when I was infected with Corona.' So this is an important issue.

After the central government submits its response within a week, it will be heard within 10 days. The petition says that there is corruption in the field of pharmaceutical marketing. No regulation has been set up to regulate pharmaceutical marketing in India. Therefore, the PIL has appealed to the Center to issue necessary directions to frame the Uniform Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices (USCPMP) to curb this marketing scam.



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