SC seeks Punjab govt’s reply over sale of medicines in plastic bottles

LAHORE: The Supreme Courtroom on Saturday sought a proof from the Atmosphere Safety Division, Punjab in response to a petition over sale of medicines in plastic bottles, ARY Information reported.

The highest court docket was listening to a petition at its Lahore Registry.

The petitioner in his plea stated individuals contract completely different illnesses resulting from unhygienic plastic bottles of medicines.

He requested the court docket to order sale of medication with high quality packing to make sure security of customers.

The court docket, nonetheless, stated in its remarks that medicines have been additionally bought in plastic bottles in the US.

CEO of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) advised the court docket the plastic bottles have been of worldwide normal. The DRAP official stated no unwanted effects happen resulting from packaging of medicines in plastic bottles.

The chief justice inquired daylight should have affected medicines packed in a plastic bottle.

In the meantime, the DRAP on Friday introduced to hike costs of medicines by as much as 15 per cent. A spokesperson for DRAP termed the hike to be in bigger curiosity of the nation and sufferers.

He stated the rise in drugs costs was inevitable owing to numerous causes. “The greenback elevated by 30 per cent over the past 12 months, which led to a rise in costs of uncooked materials and packaging.”

Moreover, the spokesperson stated, the rise in gasoline and electrical energy costs, workers’ salaries and extra responsibility put further burden on the pharmaceutical business. The costs needed to be revised to maintain up with the fee incurred on the manufacturing of medicines, he added.

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