Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 PDF



Drugs and Cosmetic Act 1940







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Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 PDF

If you are looking for the Drugs and Cosmetic Act 1940 and 1945 PDF, then you are in the right place. At the end of this post, we have added a link to directly download the PDF of the Drugs and Cosmetic Act 1940 by the Government of India for free.

Drugs and Cosmetic Act 1940

The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 (DCA), is one such law that governs the manufacture, import, and distribution of medicines in the country. It was followed by the Drug and Cosmetics Rules, of 1945, which categorized the drugs into schedules and provided regulations for the sale, storage, and prescription of each category.

Objectives of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act

  1. Regulation of the sale, import, and distribution of drugs and cosmetics by means of licensing.
  2. Ensuring that only qualified individuals are involved in the import, distribution, and sale of drugs and cosmetics. 
  3. Preventing substandard drug quality, presumably in order to maintain high medical treatment standards.
  4. Regulation of the production and sale of Ayurvedic, Siddha, and Unani drugs.
  5. To form a Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) and Drugs Consultative Committees (DCC) for allopathic and allied drugs, as well as cosmetics.


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