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B Pharm Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence Pdf Notes

Updated: Feb 19

Okay, last-benchers, let's ditch the Netflix binges and grab some ramen because B Pharm Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence Pdf Notes is on the menu! No need to fear, though, this ain't your grandma's dusty law book. We're talking real-life drama where every prescription could be a plot twist and every pharmacist holds the power to say "no" to sketchy requests (think breaking up your friends' cough syrup-fueled all-nighters). We'll be navigating the legal labyrinth of drug regulations like seasoned pharmacy Robin Hoods, slinging knowledge like it's free Red Bull, and learning the ethical code that separates us from the shady drug dealers in the back alley. So put down your phones, crack open a textbook (or at least Google Scholar), and prepare to rock the jurisprudential casbah! Just remember, with great knowledge comes great responsibility (especially when it comes to explaining to your nosy roommate why you can't share your antibiotics). Buckle up, B-Pharmers, 'cause it's gonna be a legal rollercoaster!

B Pharm Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence Notes
B Pharm Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence Notes


This course is designed to impart basic knowledge on important legislations related to the profession of pharmacy in India.

Objectives: Upon completion of the subject student shall be able to:

  • The Pharmaceutical legislations and their implications in the development and marketing of pharmaceuticals.

  • Various Indian pharmaceutical Acts and Laws

  • The regulatory authorities and agencies governing the manufacture and sale of pharmaceuticals

  • The code of ethics during the pharmaceutical practice

B Pharm Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence Pdf Notes

Unit 1

Objectives, Definitions, Legal definitions of schedules to the Act and Rules

Import of drugs – Classes of drugs and cosmetics prohibited from import, Import under license or permit. Offences and penalties.

Manufacture of drugs – Prohibition of manufacture and sale of certain drugs

Conditions for grant of license and conditions of license for manufacture of drugs, Manufacture of drugs for test, examination and analysis, manufacture of new drug, loan license and repacking license.

Unit 2

Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and its rules 1945.

Detailed study of Schedule G, H, M, N, P,T,U, V, X, Y, Part XII B, Sch F & DMR (OA)

Sale of Drugs – Wholesale, Retail sale and Restricted license. Offences and penalties

Labeling & Packing of drugs- General labeling requirements and specimen labels for drugs and cosmetics, List of permitted colors. Offences and penalties.

Administration of the Act and Rules – Drugs Technical Advisory Board, Central drugs Laboratory, Drugs Consultative Committee, Government drug analysts, Licensing authorities, controlling authorities, Drugs Inspectors

Unit 3

Pharmacy Act –1948: Objectives, Definitions, Pharmacy Council of India; its constitution and functions, Education Regulations, State and Joint state pharmacy councils; constitution and functions, Registration of Pharmacists, Offences and 122 Penalties

Medicinal and Toilet Preparation Act –1955: Objectives, Definitions, Licensing, Manufacture In bond and Outside bond, Export of alcoholic preparations, Manufacture of Ayurvedic, Homeopathic, Patent & Proprietary Preparations. Offences and Penalties.

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substances Act-1985 and Rules: Objectives, Definitions, Authorities and Officers, Constitution and Functions of narcotic &Psychotropic Consultative Committee, National Fund for Controlling the Drug Abuse, Prohibition, Control and Regulation, opium poppy cultivation and production of poppy straw, manufacture, sale and export of opium, Offences and Penalties

Unit 4

Study of Salient Features of Drugs and Magic Remedies Act and its rules: Objectives, Definitions, Prohibition of certain advertisements, Classes of Exempted advertisements, Offences and Penalties

Prevention of Cruelty to animals Act-1960: Objectives, Definitions, Institutional Animal Ethics Committee, CPCSEA guidelines for Breeding and Stocking of Animals, Performance of Experiments, Transfer and acquisition of animals for experiment, Records, Power to suspend or revoke registration, Offences and Penalties

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority: Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO)- 2013. Objectives, Definitions, Sale prices of bulk drugs, Retail price of formulations, Retail price and ceiling price of scheduled formulations, National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM)

Unit 5

Pharmaceutical Legislations – A brief review, Introduction, Study of drugs enquiry committee, Health survey and development committee, Hathi committee and Mudaliar committee

Code of Pharmaceutical ethics Definition, Pharmacist in relation to his job, trade, medical profession and his profession, Pharmacist’s oath

Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act

Right to Information Act

Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)


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