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Centre urged to be cautious about online medicine sales

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Puthiya Tamizhakam (PT) has asked the Centre to take all necessary precautions before giving its approval for the online sale of medicine, due to the complications that it could cause.

The party founder Dr. K. Krishnasamy told mediapersons that online sales of medicine would promote spurious drugs and also supply of expired drugs. It will also lead to widespread misuse of drugs like sleeping pills, which will be handy for committing suicide.

Dr. Krishnasamy, a medical doctor himself, said that online retailing will also lead to the closure of small medical shops in semi-urban and rural areas, affecting the livelihood of people involved.

He also reiterated that CBI should investigate the deaths of Gokulraj and DSP Vishnupriya. He pointed out to the fact that there was no breakthrough in the cases even after the surrender of the prime accused Yuvaraj.

Following the hike in the wages of Munnar plantation workers, Krishnaswamy has asked the Tamil Nadu government to begin talks with the labour department and plantation owners, to increase the wages of workers in Tamil Nadu too.

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