Important Definitions

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Chapter: Forensic Pharmacy : The Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954

It includes a medicine for internal or external use of human beings or animals,


Important Definitions

 

(1) Drug

(i) It includes a medicine for internal or external use of human beings or animals,

(ii) Any substance intended to be used for or in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in human beings or animals,

(iii) Any article other than food intended to effect or influence in anyway the. structure or any organic function of the body of human beings or animals,

(iv) Any article intended for use as a component of any medicine, substance or article referred to in (i), (ii) and (iii) as above.

 

(2) Magic Remedy

It includes Talisman, Mantras, Kavachas and any other charm of any kind which is alleged to possess miraculous power for or in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of any disease in human beings or animals or for affecting or influencing in any way the structure or any organic function of the body of human beings or animals.

 

(3) Advertisement

It includes any notice, circular, label, wrapper or other document and any announcement made orally or by any means of producing or transmitting light, sound or smoke.

 

(4) Registered Medical Practitioner

(i) A person who holds a qualification granted by an authority specified in or notified under section 3 of the Indian Medical Degrees Act, 1916 or specified in the Schedules to the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956; or

(ii) A person who is entitled to be registered as a medical practitioner under any law for the time being in force in any State to which this Act extends relating to the registration of medical practitioners.

 

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