Offences and Penalties

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Chapter: Forensic Pharmacy : The Pharmacy Act, 1948

Under Section 42 of the Act, no person other than a registered pharmacist shall compound, prepare, mix, or dispense any medicine on the prescription of a medical practitioner.


Offences and Penalties

Dispensing by Unregistered Person: Under Section 42 of the Act, no person other than a registered pharmacist shall compound, prepare, mix, or dispense any medicine on the prescription of a medical practitioner. Whoever contravenes this provision is punishable with imprisonment of six months or fine of Rs. 1000.00 or both. This shall not apply to the dispensing by a practitioner for his own patients.

The penalty for falsely claiming to be registered pharmacist is Rs. 500.00 for first conviction and imprisonment extending to six months or fine ofRs. 1000.00 or both for subsequent conviction.

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