Category: Industry Policies
Kerala, the biggest pharma retail market in the country worth around Rs.15000 million has reached saturation level and government feels that any new addition may lead to unhealthy unethical practices. The Chemists and Druggist Association has welcomed the move. It has suggested limits of 100 meters range in non-urban limits and 50 meter range for city limits. However, these limits won’t apply to hospital pharmacies and government run pharmacies/fair price shops like Neeti and Maveli. Currently, ban is on for new medical shops but courts may strike down as it has happened earlier.