CVS, the country’s largest drugstore chain, has announced it will close its seven pharmacies in the country.
The decision is based on the presence of fake medicines at the stores, which have been detected in the last two weeks.
According to CVS CEO Jyoti Puri, the chain has been looking into the issue for some time and has already identified the number of fake drugs at the outlets.
However, the ban will not apply to the remaining stores.
The ban has also been announced on the website of CVS Pharmacy, where it will also be implemented at other CVS pharmacies across the country and in the states of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana.
According the company, it will continue to offer pharmacy services and the public can contact its toll free number at +91-169861538 (India).