DRUGS AND COSMETICS ACT, 1940 AND INTERPRETATION OF DEFINITIONS
Author (s): Sudarsan Biswal
Abstract: The review aims to describe the basic definitions and their interpretation in the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 (Act 23 of 1940). It is a pre-independence Act passed by British Legislature under the Government of India Act, 1935 as the Drugs Act, 1940. The Drug Act, 1940 was passed by the Central Legislature, when the drug was covered by the list 2 of the 7th Schedules of the Government of India Act, 1935. Stringent penal actions are recommended against the person(s) involves in manufacturing for sale or for distribution of spurious drugs and adulterated drugs.
Keywords: Drugs, cosmetics, drugs and cosmetics 1940, central legislature, Manufacture and distribution