Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  by N.K. JAIN
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   ISBN 978-81-85731-92-6; 4th Ed. 2015, Rpt 2020; pp.viii+160

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   This Fourth Edition incorporates recent changes in relevant Acts and Rules. Recent amendments in the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Rules like Schedule H1, the National List of Essential Medicines under the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Policy- 2012 and Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013 have been included while all chapters have been thoroughly revised.
   The First Edition of Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence was published in 1996 followed by the Second Edition in 2003 and the Third Edition in 2011. The two important legislations useful to pharmacists but not prescribed in the syllabus by the Pharmacy Council of India i.e. The Consumer Protection Act and The Right to Information Act were introduced in the Third Edition.


1. Pharmaceutical Legislation in India
Origin and nature of pharmaceutical legislation in India, its scope and objectives. Evolution of the concept of pharmacy as an integral part of the Health Care System.

2. Code of Pharmaceutical Ethics

Principles and significance of professional ethics. Critical study of the Code of Pharmaceutical Ethics drafted by Pharmacy Council of India.

3. Pharmacy Act, 1948

The general study of the Pharmacy Act with special reference to Education Regulations, working of Central and State Councils, constitution of these Councils and functions. Registration procedures under the Act.

4. Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940

General study of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and the Rules there¬under. Definitions and salient features related to retail and wholesale distribution of drugs. The powers of Inspectors, the sampling procedures and the procedure and formalities in obtain¬ing licences under the rule. Facilities to be provided for running a pharmacy effectively. General study of the Schedules with special reference to Schedules C, C1, F, G, H, J, P and X and salient features of labelling and storage conditions of drugs.

5. Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954

General study of the Act, objectives, special reference to be laid on advertisements. Magic remedies and objectionable and permitted advertisements - diseases which cannot be claimed to be cured.

6. Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985

A brief study of the Act with special reference to its objec¬tives, offences and penalties.

7. Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013

Introduction, Definitions, Sale prices of bulk drugs, Retail price of formulations, Power of entry, search and seizure, Penalties, List of bulk drugs (first schedule).

8. Poisons Act, 1919

Introduction, Import of poisons, Possession and sale of poisons, Penalties.

9. Medicinal and Toilet Preparations (Excise Duties)Act, 1955

Introduction, Definitions, Licensing, Manufacture in Bond, Manufacture outside bond, Inter-State Transport of alcoholic goods, Offences and Penalties

10. Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971

Introduction, Definitions, Termination of pregnancies, Experience/Training of RMP, Approval of place, Admission register, Custody of forms

11. Consumer Protection Act

Object, Definitions, District forum, State commission, National consumer disputes redressal commission

12. Right To Information Act

Introduction, Definitions, Right to information and obligations of public authorities, Information that may be refused, The Central Information Commission, The State Information Commission, Intelligence and security organisation established by the Central Government

List of Essential Medicines