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General Principals of Law, History and various Acts related
to Drugs and Pharmacy profession


Pharmacy Act-1948 and Rules: Objectives, Definitions, Pharmacy Council of India; its constitution and functions,
Education Regulations, State and Joint state pharmacy councils, Registration of Pharmacists, Offences and Penalties.


  • Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Rules 1945 and New
    Objectives, Definitions, Legal definitions of schedules to the Act and Rules Import of drugs – Classes of drugs and
    cosmetics prohibited from import, Import under license or permit.
  • Manufacture of drugs – sale of certain drugs, Conditions for grant of license and conditions of license for manufacture of drugs, Manufacture of drugs for test, examination and analysis, manufacture of new drug, loan license and repacking license. Prohibition of manufacture and sale of certain drugs, Conditions for grant of license
    and conditions of license for manufacture of drugs, Manufacture of drugs for test, examination and
    analysis, manufacture of new drug, loan license and repacking license.
  • Study of schedule C and C1, G, H, H1, K, P, M, N, X and Y.
  • Sale of Drugs – Wholesale, Retail sale and Restricted license, Records to be kept in a pharmacy Drugs Prohibited for manufacture and sale in India. Administration of the Act and Rules –
  • Drugs Technical Advisory Board, Central Drugs Laboratory, Drugs Consultative Committee, Government analysts, licensing
    authorities, controlling authorities, Drug Inspectors.


Medicinal and Toilet Preparations Act 1955: Objectives, Definitions, Licensing, Offences and Penalties


Narcotic Drugs and psychotropic substances Act 1985 and Rules Objectives, Definitions, Authorities and
Officers, Prohibition, Control and Regulation, Offences and Penalties.


Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act 1954
Objectives, Definitions, Prohibition of certain advertisements, Classes of Exempted advertisements, Offences and


Prevention of cruelty to Animals Act-1960:

Objectives, Definitions, CPCSEA – brief overview, Institutional Animal Ethics Committee, Breeding and Stocking of Animals, Performance of Experiments, Transfer and Acquisition of animals for experiment, Records, Power to suspend or revoke registration, Offences and Penalties.


Poisons Act-1919:

Poisons Act-1919: Introduction, objective, definition, possession, possession for sales and sale of any poison, import of poisons


FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India)Act and Rules:

brief overview and aspects related to manufacture, storage, sale and labelling of Food Supplements


National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority:

Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO) – 2013. Objectives, Definitions, Sale prices of bulk drugs, Retail price of formulations, Retail price and ceiling price of scheduled formulations, pharmaceutical policy 2002, National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM)


Code of Pharmaceutical Ethics:

Definition, ethical principles, ethical problem solving, registration, code of ethics for Pharmacist in relation to his job, trade, medical profession and his profession, Pharmacist’s oath.


Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act and Rules – basic understanding/salient features


Role of all the government pharma regulator bodies – Central Drugs Standards Control Organization (CDSCO), Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC)


Good Regulatory practices:

Good Regulatory practices (documentation, licenses, renewals, e-governance) in Community Pharmacy, Hospital pharmacy, Pharma Manufacturing, Wholesale business, inspections, import, export of drugs and medical devices


Introduction to BCS system of classification:

Introduction to BCS system of classification, Basic concepts of Clinical Trials, ANDA, NDA, New Drug development, Schedule Y. Brand v/s Generic, Trade name concept, Introduction to Patent Law and Intellectual Property Rights, Emergency Use Authorization.


Blood bank – basic requirements and functions


Clinical Establishment Act and Rules – Aspects related to Pharmacy


Biomedical Waste Management Rules 2016 – Basic aspects, and aspects related to pharma manufacture to disposal of pharma / medical waste at homes, pharmacies, and hospitals


Bioethics – Basic concepts, history and principles. Brief overview of ICMR’s National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research involving human participants


Introduction to the Consumer Protection Act


IMedical Devices – Categorization, basic aspects related to manufacture and sale