Delhi

Online drug stores taking a holistic approach

: There is a new pharmacy in town and it’s just a click away.

With the government still working on laws and regulations to monitor and streamline this multi-crore sector, online pharmacies are growing exponentially due to availability of cheaper medicines and services right at your door step, say trade watchers.

Large players in the industry include Netmeds.com, BigChemist.com, Inayo.in, Zigy.com, and Pluss.com among many others.

Amit Munjal, co-founder and CEO of Doctor Insta (a video-medicine company), said: “Today it is not just about buying medicines online. It has to be a complete package. We want to offer our customers a holistic package.”

Our company offers customers assistance in ordering prescribed medicines, lab/tests required through the brands partners and more.

“This service not only helps patients in getting an instant consult but also with home delivery, and lab/diagnostic reports right to their smart screens,” said Mr. Munjal.

Puneet Kapoor, director of Big Chemist, said: “We also help in directing customers without valid prescription to Doctor Insta”

Online pharmacies are regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetic Rules, 1945, which looks into the sale and distribution of drugs in the country.

Prashant Tandon, founder of 1mg, said: “We abide by all guidelines and have taken all measures, wherein customers cannot even search for any sensitive medicines or schedule-X medicines such as sleeping pills and drugs falling under narcotics, MTP kits or erectile dysfunction medicines.”

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