PUNE: The Maharashtra State Chemists and Druggists Association has rolled back its proposed strike, planned from today, to display protest against the prohibition on sale of allopathy medicine against the prescription of non-allopathy doctors.
The decision has been taken after state government decided to allow dispensation of allopathy drugs against prescriptions of all doctors consisting ayurveda, homeopathy, unani yesterday.
Anil Navandhar, secretary, Maharashtra State Chemists and Druggists Association, said, “The state government agreed that, barring abortion drugs, all other allopathy drugs can be dispensed against the prescriptions of all doctors. Hence, we have withdrawn the proposed bandh. The minister promised us that Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) officials would not harass chemists over trivial issues," added Navandhar.