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THE DRUGS ACT, 1940

(ACT NO. XXIII OF 1940).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 10th April, 1940  
  
     An Act to regulate the import, export, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs. 1
 
    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:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTORY
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Application of other laws not barred
3. Definitions
4. Presumption as to poisonous substances
CHAPTER II
THE DRUGS TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD, THE CENTRAL DRUGS LABORATORY AND THE DRUGS CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE
5. The Drugs Technical Advisory Board
6. The Central Drugs Laboratory
7. [Omitted.]
CHAPTER III
IMPORT OF DRUGS
8. Standards of quality
9. Misbranded drugs
10. Prohibition of import of certain drugs
11. Application of law relating to sea customs and powers of Customs officers
12. Power of Government to make rules
13. Offences
14. Confiscation
15. Jurisdiction
3CHAPTER III A
EXPORT OF DRUGS
15A. Prohibition of Export of drugs without licence
15B. Power of Government to make rules
15C. Penalty
CHAPTER IV
MANUFACTURE, SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF DRUGS
16. Standards of quality
17. Misbranded drugs
18. Prohibition of manufacture and sale of certain drugs
19. Pleas
20.Government Analysts
21. Inspectors
22. Powers of Inspectors
23. Procedure of Inspectors
24. Persons bound to disclose place where drugs are manufactured or kept
25. Reports of Government Analysts
26. Purchaser of drug enabled to obtain test or analysis
27. Penalty for manufacture, sale, etc., of drugs in contravention of this Chapter
28. Penalties for giving false warranty or misuse of warranty
29. Penalty for use of Government Analyst’s report for advertising
30. Penalty for subsequent offences
31. Confiscation
32. Cognizance of offences
33. Power of Government to make rules
34. [Omitted.]
CHAPTER V
MISCELLANEOUS
35. Sale of patent or proprietory medicines or pharmaceutical specialities
36. Prohibition to sell drugs in public streets, etc.
37. Penalty
38. Offences by Companies, etc.
39. Powers to try offence summarily
40. Special provision regarding imprisonment and fine
41. Protection to persons acting under this Act
SCHEDULE
 
 

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