Drug license is a registration to be taken by every drug or medicine dealer,may he or she be manufacturer of drugs or trader or importer of drugs, without taking drug license, no can start business of medicine.To obtain drug license, the applicant has to provide an independent shop with adequate area for grant of retail / wholesale license as per details given below:
- For grant of license in Form 20 or Form 21 or both, the premises are of an area of not less than 10 square meters;
- For grant of license in Form 20-B or Form 21-B or both, the premises are of an area of not less than 10 square meters; and
- For grant of license:
- (i) In Form 20 or Form 21 or both, and (ii) In Form 20-B or Form 21-B or both the premises are of an area of not less than 15 square meters
a. Manufacturing Drug license:
Manufacturing drug license is to be taken by manufacturers of medicines, drugs or medical equipments or surgical items/
b. Wholesale Drug license:
Wholesale drug license has to be taken by those who carries wholesale trade of drug and medicine. Form 20A and Form 21A are Drug license certificate issued by drug inspector. The process involves preparing set of documents and applications and filing it with department, then department carries out inspection of premise and after that license is issued.
c. Retail Drug License or Medicine Shop license:
Retail drug license is taken by retail traders of medicines and drugs. Retail traders or retail medicine shop keepers have to keep one pharmacist at its shop on full time basis. Without pharmcist, retail traders can not get Retail Drug License.
Wholesale and Retail Drug licenses are of 5 years validity.
Based on the requirement of the pharmaceutical business, an applicant must apply for issue of specific drug license. There are various licenses, for example,
- Drug Manufacturing License
- Wholesale Drug License,
- Retail Drug License,
- Import of Drugs or Cosmetics
- Import of Medical Equipment
- Export of Medicines etc.
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Drug License in India Patna Bihar Jharkhand Ranchi Jamshedpur Gaya Jahanabad Bettiah Champaran
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