Retail Drug License

Retail drug license is the license issued by drug authority to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute drugs by retail. Every retail drug license has a unique number assigned to it which is known as retail drug license number.

Retail sale means a sale whether to a hospital, or dispensary, or a medical, educational or research institute or to any other person other than a sale by way of wholesale dealing.

Types of Retail Drug Licenses:
  • Form 19: Application for grant or renewal of a licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute of drugs other than those specified in Schedule
  • Form 19A: Application for the grant or renewal of a restricted licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute drugs by retail by dealers who do not engage the services of a registered pharmacist
  • Form 19B: Application for licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute Homoeopathic medicines
  • Form 19C: Application for grant or renewal of a licence to sell, stock, exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute of drugs specified in Schedule
  • From 20: Licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute drugs by retail other than those specified in Schedules C, C(1) and X]
  • Form 20A: Restricted Licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute drugs by retail other than those specified in Schedules C, C (1) and X for dealers who do not engage the services of a registered pharmacist
  • Form 20C: Licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute Homoeopathic medicines by retail
  • Form 20E: Certificate of renewal of Licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute Homoeopathic medicines
  • From 20F: Licence to sell, stock or exhibit for sale or distribute by retail drugs specified in Schedule X
  • From 21: Licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale,or distribute by retail drugs specified in Schedules C and C (1) excluding those specified in Schedule X
  • Form 21A: Licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute] by retail drugs specified in Schedule C (1)excluding those specified in Schedule X for dealers who do not engage the services of a registered pharmacist
  • Form 21C: Certificate of renewal of licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute drugs

Conditions of retail Drug License:

Premises area should not be less than ten square meters and all operations (Compounding, Dispensing, supply against prescription of a registered medical practitioner) should be conducted under supervision of a registered pharmacist only. The supply of any drug on a prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner shall be recorded at the time of supply in a prescription register specially maintained for the purpose and the serial number of the entry in the register shall be entered on the prescription.

Scope of Retail Drug License:

Related: Difference between Compounding and Dispensing of Drugs

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