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The Drugs (Control) Ordinance, 1982

( Ordinance NO. VIII OF 1982 )

Registration of Medicines
5. (1) No medicine of any kind shall be manufactured for sale or be imported, distributed 1[, stocked, exhibited or sold] unless it is registered with the licensing authority.
2[(1A) For the purpose of registration of Homeopathic and Biochemic medicines the licensing authority shall follow the quality standards set out in the Homeopathic and Biochemic pharmacopoeias accepted in such country as the Government may by notification in the official Gazette, specified.]
(2) The licensing authority shall not register a medicine unless such registration is recommended by the Committee.
(3) A registration shall be granted on such conditions as may be specified by the licensing authority.
(4) A registration shall, unless cancelled earlier, be valid for a period of five years.

  • 1
    The commas and the words “, stocked, exhibited or sold” were substituted for the words “or sold” by section 2 of the Drugs (Control) (Amendment) Ordinance, 1984 (Ordinance No. XLIII of 1984)
  • 2
    Sub-section (1A) was inserted by section 2 of the Drugs (Control) (Amendment) Act, 2006 (Act No. IV of 2006)
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