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Chapter: Forensic Pharmacy : The Drugs and Cosmetics Act (DCA) 1940 and Rules 1945

Drug Store: A place for retail where the licensee does not engage a qualified person or registered pharmacist.


Definitions

Pharmacy

It includes every store, shop or any other place where -

(i) drugs are dispensed i.e., measured, weighed, made upto and supplied, or

(ii) where drugs are prepared, or

(iii) where prescriptions are compounded or a place which by sign/ symbol or indication gives the impression that operations mentioned as under (i) or (ii) as above are carried in the premises or which upon it displayed the words "Pharmacy" or "Pharmacist" or "Dispensing Chemist", or "Pharmaceutical Chemist".

Drug Store: A place for retail where the licensee does not engage a qualified person or registered pharmacist.

Chemist and Druggist: A retail shop where the licensee employs qualified person or registered pharmacist, but does not maintain pharmacy.

 

Pharmacy, Dispensing Chemist, Pharmaceutical Chemist:

A place where the licensee employs qualified person or registered pharmacist and also maintains a pharmacy.

Licensing Authority should look into average number of licences granted in the area, occupation and trade of the applicant before applying for licence for a period of 3 years.

The licences are issued for wholesale and retail shops. The specified job requires specified licence. Licensee should maintain register with necessary particulars as required under the Rules. Licence in all cases is required to be displayed at a prominent place in the premises. The licence for wholesale or retail should comply with provisions of the Act and Rules.

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