In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether doctors can sell medicines or no? He states that in one of the section of Medical Council of India, it is mentioned that it is not unethical for a physician to prescribe or supply drugs, remedies or appliances as long as there is no exploitation of the patient. If the patient doesn’t wants medicine from him, he cannot force the patient. Also, the doctor has to sell the drug at MRP and if it is cheap outside, then the doctor should allow him to buy it from outside. It is also mention that the doctor can arrange medicines for the patients and is duty bound to explain what medicines are been given to him.
Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He is the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He is also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus