Published on: August 17, 2015

Concerned over the welfare of people with dengue fever, the Delhi government has banned over-the-counter sale of NSAIDs without prescription.

The impact is questionable, because all over the country, prescription drugs are sold over-the-counter without prescription, though the regulations may not permit it. Feeble attempts in the past at curbing this practice have failed to make an impact. The ethical right and wrong of it, perhaps, is difficult to decide because such a vast number of Indians do not have access to doctors anyway.