Wholesale Drug License

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

Wholesale drugs sales mean sale to a person for purpose of selling again and includes sale to hospital, dispensary, medical, educational or research institution etc.

Types of Wholesale 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 19AA: Application for grant or renewal of a licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale by wholesale, or distribute drugs from a motor vehicle
  • 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
  • Form 20B: Licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute] by wholesale, drugs other than those specified in Schedules C, C(I) and X
  • Form 20BB: Licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale by wholesale, or distribute drugs other than those specified in Schedule C and Schedule C (1) to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 from a motor vehicle
  • Form 20D: Licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute Homoeopathic medicines by wholesale
  • Form 20E: Certificate of renewal of Licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute Homoeopathic medicines
  • Form 20G: Licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute by wholesale drugs specified in Schedule X
  • Form 21B: Licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute by wholesale drugs specified in Schedules C and C (1) excluding those specified in Schedule X
  • Form 21BB: Licence to sell by wholesale or to distribute drugs specified in Schedule C and Schedule C (1) to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 from a motor vehicle.
  • Form 21C: Certificate of renewal of licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale, or distribute drugs
  • Form 21CC: Certificate of renewal of licence to sell, stock or exhibit or offer for sale by wholesale, or distribute drugs from a motor vehicle

Conditions to be satisfied for taking wholesale drug license:

Premises area should not be less than ten square meters and all operations should be conducted under supervision of a competent person, who either is a Registered Pharmacist or has passed the matriculation examination or its equivalent examination from a recognized Board with four years‘experience in dealing with sale of drugs or holds a degree of a recognized University with one year‘s experience in dealing with drugs.

Scope of Wholesale Drug License:

To wholesale a licensee can supply with wholesale drug license?

A wholesale Drug license can supply drugs to only drug license holders i.e. pharmaceutical retailers (Medical Stores/Pharmacies), Hospitals, dispensaries and other institutions (educational or research), registered medical practitioners, online pharmacies, pharmacy chains etc. A wholesale drug licensee can’t dispense medicine to patient or its caretaker.

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