Medical shops in big towns don't sell loose tablets. If I need just four pills of a medicine for two days treatment, I am forced to buy the entire strip of 10. This is a part of the nexus between pharma companies, doctors and medical shops. Most doctors, under the influence of pharma giants, already now prescribe 5 days treatment in order for the 10 tablet strip to be consumed. The consumers not only have to pay for something they don't need but risk adverse health consequences due to over consumption of medicines.

Stringent action needs to be taken to control this menace. more  

View all 51 comments Below 51 comments
In India most of the population is inborn doctors as they go to the pharmacy and ask medicines even in villages of U.P. & Bihar certain medicines are available at general stores. more  
The solution to the problem raised in this forum lies with the manufacturers of these medicines; instead of strips containing 10 tablets, the strips can be of 5 or so; in some cases, like the diabetic tablets I hv seen that the strip contains 7 tablets, one for each day;

Most of the time, the customers reject if the tablets are sold to him in ones or twos, because the loose tabs do not contain the details of date of manufacturing, composition etc; it is not safe to buy tablets when these info are not verifiable; more  
Giving full credit to Asgarji's line of presentation, the moot point remains "How does one challenge a physicians's assessement on dosage and duration" more  
in places i am buying, i have not observed this problem where Medical shop has declined to give the number of pills requested by me. you need to pursue with the shop or find another shop; as a last resort you need to inform the drug controller of your area. more  
Post a Comment

Related Posts

    • Daikin AC service and parts cost exhorbidant

      I bought Daikin Inverter AC in 2017. Till last June it worked Fine. June 2019 it was not cooling enough. When complained Daikin service people serviced. It was OK for one week and again it was not ...

      By Veera Ragavan
      /
    • Covid 19 billing standard for treatment

      See attached covid 19 treatment bill of 9 lakhs plus for 12 days of hospitalisation in a private hospital in palghar Maharashtra. If the govt of india doesnt standardize rates for covid ...

      By Aditi Gupta
      /
    • Safety handling charges by e commerce companies

      E Commerce companies have started safety handling charges. This is essentially for using sanitizers,gloves and keeping ware houses clean. Ideally this is something that is expected. But in the name...

      By Rajay Kumar
      /
    • Disobeyance of justice of consumer Forum by Godrej

      I have raised a complaint against godrej appliances at District Consumer Forum ,Puri. I have won the case .But the Company has not yet provided the service, Compensession or litigation amount after...

      By SUNIL KUMAR SAHOO
      /
    • Misleading Advertisement by Unilever

      I request all of you to look at the attached picture and tell me how exactly can a sanitizer boost immunity. Thats the misleading claim by lifebuoy a brand of unilever If comp...

      By Seema Mehra
      /
    • SAmsung AC Service is not responding, and Samsung is not taking calls or helping

      Hi Friends, I am in very bad situation, I have brought Samsung AC on 16th May and they installed on 19th May 2020. The AC ran fine on 19th from 20th it is not working . When i raised a t...

      By Satya Chilukuri
      /
    • Warranty Extension due Covid 19

      I request the consumer affairs or home affairs department to pass an Order where all manufacturers are required to give two months extended grace warranty on all products and services where the per...

      By Sarita Ravichandran
      /
    • Regarding online service providers exa. Web based services.

      I am a regular subscriber of magicbricks, this company provides web based services in realty business last year i purchased their plan by paying around Rs 45000/- and my plan was supposed to end in...

      By Anonymous Circle member
      /
    • Cheating from Spice Jet

      Spice jet has cancelled my flight from Kolkata to Chennai , but did not refund my ticket amount. The credit shell balance is empty. I have tried to reach the customer service many times, but in v...

      By Anuvab Jana
      /
    • Flight Fares range and ceiling defined

      DGCA released new minimum and maximum fare structure for routes. For the next three months, No flight ticket in India will be less than Rs 2,000 and and can not be more than Rs 18,600. These figure...

      By Vinita Agrawal
      /
    • Refund rules for Air India cancelled flights

      Air India is not refunding the amounts paid for travel abroad in May but asking passengers to travel by 30th September 2020 or 31st March 2021 and pay the fare difference if any. Why sho...

      By Shantinath Jain
      /
Share
Enter your email & mobile number and we will send you the instructions

Note - The email can sometime gets delivered to the spam folder, so the instruction will be send to your mobile as well

Please select a Circle that you want people to invite to.
Invite to
(Maximum 500 email ids allowed.)