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Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940

Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940



The Central Drugs Laboratory

The Drugs Consultative Committee

Prohibition of import of certain drugs or cosmetics

Standards of quality

Prohibition of manufacture and sale or certain drugs and cosmetics


Penalty for subsequent offences


Chapter not to apply to [Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani] drugs

Power to give directions

Offences by Government Departments

First Schedule

Second Schedule

The Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1955

The Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1955