Mehta said the meeting with Zagade was inconclusive and their strike will go ahead as planned. "We will sell only emergency medication," Mehta said. Zagade however, said, "The meeting will take place tomorrow."
Since the past four months, the FDA has been cracking down on chemist shops and checking their records, particularly those pertaining to medical abortion pills.
For non-maintenance of records, the FDA has filed 23 first information reports (FIR) in the state, of which six were filed in Mumbai.
"We want the FIRs to be withdrawn. The FDA is not checking doctors who stock medicines. As per the law, they are only allowed to stock emergency medicines. The law has not changed, but we are being victimised," said Hukumji Mehta, president, Mumbai Zone, MSCDA.