Date: 02-Aug-2019

KSRPA urges govt to amend Rule 65 (11-A) of D&C Rules to permit Schedule H, H1 and X drug substitution

he Karnataka State Registered Pharmacists Association (KSRPA) has urged the government to amend Rule 65 (11-A) of the Drugs & Cosmetics Rules to permit substitution of Schedule H, H1 or X drugs by registered pharmacists. In this regard, the Association has communicated to the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers stating that the government cannot restrict either the number of manufacturers or the number of new brands they introduce. Instead, the only solution would be to permit registered pharmacists to substitute schedule H, H1 or X drugs.