Q. With reference to Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940, consider the following statements:
1. The Act clearly defines spurious, adulterated drugs and also misbranded drugs.
2. It also established the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO).
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D

Both statements are correct 


About the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 

  • It is the central legislation that regulates India’s drug and cosmetic import, manufacture, distribution and sale. The Act clearly defines spurious drugs, adulterated drugs and misbranded drugs. 
  • This also established the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO). The Act also establishes regulatory control over the manufacture and sale of drugs. 
  • The State Health department has to regulate the manufacturing, sales and distribution of drugs.  Drug Inspectors will control the implementation at ground level. 

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