The Delhi Government has banned the over-the-counter sale of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Aspirin, Dispirin, Brufen, Voveran, without a doctor’s prescription. The step has been taken as the use of these drugs may pose a threat to dengue patients.
Health Minister Satyender Singh said that NSAIDs drug will be banned for OTC sale by chemists. It will be sold only on the basis of prescription by a qualified doctor.
The Health department will take action against any retail chemist found.
According to media reports, the chemists have been advised to maintain the records of stocks of such pain-killer drugs such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and Diclofenac group of medicines.
The Government of Delhi through Drugs Control Department has issued an advisory in the public interest to make people aware about seasonal diseases and not to take certain medicines.