The non-technical and non-professional chemists and druggist are now working hard to delay the enforcement of drug rule 2007 for one more decade. These rules were supposed to be unforced in 2007. But, unluckily Mr. Salman Taseer then Governor Punjab has notified and delayed the enforcement for ten year. This gang is actively working again to delay the Schedule-G. That is official signed and accepted by government authority. That is most sad part of this treaty. Grand Pharmacist Alliance of PPA and Pharmacist Federation reject this part of the agreement. We want the timely enforcement of “Schedule-G” to assure the standard pharmaceutical care for patients.
Moreover, we support the all major part of current amendments in Drug Rule 2007, DRAP Rule 2012 and Drug Act 1976 approved by Punjab Assembly in there session . Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has granted approval over a meeting of Provincial Cabinet on Friday February 10, 2017. These amendments may potentially result in deterrent punishments and fines to be awarded to those engaged in the heinous business of bogus and substandard medicines. The elements involved in the manufacture and sale of spurious and substandard medicines are enemies of humanity and should be awarded deterrent punishment.
We also appreciate the basic objective of Punjab Minister for Primary & Secondary Health Kh Imran Nazir that he stated regarding the amendments in the Drug Act-1976 is to ensure quality medicines. That will also help to discourage the production, dispensing and usage of substandard, spurious and misbranded drugs.