What is the problem in hiring a pharmacist?The law was made at a time when medicines were mixed and given to customers. Now we get packaged medicines and there is no mixing involved. Besides, no patient has died of being prescribed wrong medicines.
You claim there is a shortage of pharmacistsThere are 1.39 lakh registrations of pharmacists with the government, but the record has not been updated. Some people are dead, some are working in pharmaceutical companies, and some don't want to work. Companies are now hiring pharmacy graduates as medical representatives. Why would a graduate sit for eight hours in a medical shop?
The FDA claims the association is forcing genuine chemists to shut down?We have not asked, let alone force anyone, to operate between 10am and 6pm only. Everybody is free to decide when and how they want to function.