Chennai, Dec 17:
The Madras High Court today refused to vacate the stay on online sale of medicines.
The case came up for hearing this morning and the bench said the stay on online sale of medicines would continue.
It also directed the Central government to come up with draft rules for the online sale of drugs by 31 January.
Members of the Tamilnadu Chemists and Druggists Association had moved the court in October to stop the online sale of drugs citing many reasons.
The association said apart from hitting their business badly by offering huge discounts, online drug stores could also sell medicines that were not prescribed by a doctor.