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The Drugs Act, 1940

( ACT NO. XXIII OF 1940 )

An Act to regulate the import, export, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs.♣

WHEREAS it is expedient to regulate the import into, export from, and the manufacture, distribution and sale in, Bangladesh of drugs;
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It is hereby enacted as follows:-

Chapter I


Short title, extent and commencement
1. (1) This Act may be called the Drugs Act, 1940.
(2) It extends to the whole of Bangladesh.
1[(3) It shall come into force at once; but Chapter III and IV shall take effect only from such date as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint in this behalf.]

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