Supreme Court orders 1,000 billion in freebies for physicians who prescribe DOLO

Supreme Court orders Center to respond to a PIL in ten days . Petition asks that pharmaceutical firms be liable for offering freebies to doctors as an incentive to prescribe drugs .

New Delhi: The Supreme Court ordered the Center to respond to a PIL in ten days, asking that pharmaceutical firms be liable for offering freebies to doctors as an incentive to prescribe their drugs, according to senior advocate Sanjay Parikh, a member of the Federation of Medical and Sales Representatives Association of India.Justice DY Chandrachud said that this was a significant issue and that even he had been prescribed the same tablet during COVID.When I had COVID, I was prompted to do the same.Justice Chandrachud said that the petition had advised the Central government that the affidavit is now complete and will be submitted within ten days.The petition also urged that the Central government to provide a provisional Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices (SRP), which includes provisions for the control of and regulation of unethical marketing practices by pharmaceutical businesses, and that, as the statute is changed, it will not reply.