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What is Forensic Pharmacy?
The word Forensic is derived from the Latin term Forensic means a forum, a place for interaction or deliberations. Jurisprudence means the study of fundamental laws and in the case of pharmaceutical Jurisprudence,
it is laws relating to pharmacy.
Forensic Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence is that branch of pharmacy, which deals with various legislations pertaining to, drugs and pharmaceuticals and the profession of pharmacy. This subject encompasses the knowledge ofvariOl~s Acts, Rules, Statutes, Schedules, Sections etc., which directly or indirectly infiuet]cc the profession of pharmacy in the country and various operations pertaining to procw•ement. manufacture and distribution of different kinds of dosage forms.
Why Forensic Pharmacy?
The knowledge of Forensic Pharmacy is essential to understand the legal aspects pertaining to the practice of pharmacy. The qualified persons, are required to process and should also be engaged in the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of drugs. Pharmacy is a noble and dedicated professional with a commitment to the cause of the health care system of the country. In order to ensure this professional role of the pharmacist, there has to be an ethical framework within which a pharmacist is supposed to function. He/she should be familiar with the types of laws governing his/her profession and also the developments that have contributed to the current status of pharma education, pharmacy practice, and the pharmaceutical industry. So that why we share Textbook of Forensic Pharmacy by CK Kokate Free Pdf Download.
As a teacher of Forensic Pharmacy for more than three decades at the Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, and University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kakatiya University, Warangal, I have developed a passion for learning more about the Regulations, Associations, and their activities, as well as, ethical boundaries of our noble and sacred profession. This profession gives us one time opportunity in our lives to serve the cause of humanity by making our humble contributions to the health care system of the country.
During my tenures as President, Pharmacy Council of India; Member, Drugs Technical Advisory Board; Executive Committee Member, All India Council for Technical Education and Chairman, All India Board of
Pharmacy AICTE, I was associated with most of the Statutory Bodies governing and regulating the profession of pharmacy in the country. I had the good opportunity of interacting with different segments of our profession and policy-makers of the country. I had an access to the write-ups of professional meetings, deliberations, and amendments to Acts for several years. It is with this strength of confidence backed by my teaching experience of several years, I have ventured to write this book on Forensic Pharmacy with my colleague and trusted friend Prof. S.B. Gokhale for the benefit of students of degree and diploma classes in pharmacy. The book is written in a simple and lucid manner with the understandable interpretation of various Acts and Rules, without diluting the overall impact
of the subject.
The text of Forensic Pharmacy is ever-changing and our efforts were to add commas to the text of the subject thus, facilitating the free flow of the knowledge of legal principles regulating our profession.
Content in Forensic Pharmacy?
This Forensic Pharmacy free pdf ebook which is written by by CK Kokate & SB Gokhale contains the following topics:-
1. General Introduction
2. History of Drug Legislation and Pharmacy profession in India 4
3. Pharmaceutical Ethics 15
4. The Pharmacy Act, 1948 19
5. TheAll India Council for Technical Education Act, 1987 35
6. The University Grants Commission (U.G.e.) Act, 1956 39
7. The Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954 and Rules 1955 42
8. The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules, 1945 47
9. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 and Rules, 1985 122
10. Medicinal and Toilet Preparations (Excise Duties) Act, 1955 and Rules, 1956 135
11. The Industries (Development and Regulations) Act, 1952 148
12. The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954 and Rules, 1955 152
13. National Blood Policy 159
14. Pharmaceutical Policy, 2002 163
15. The Drugs (Price Control) Order (DPCO), 1995 167
16. WTO, GATS and The Indian Patents Act, 1970 with Amendments 176
History of Drug Legislation and Pharmacy Profession in India?
During 1920-1930 there were a number of reports of harmful substitutes and adulterants being marketed in place of genuine drugs and toxic effects of such drugs were published in the Indian press from time to time. According to reports of the Indian Medical Gazette during this period, there was absolutely no control over the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of drugs in India. Several deaths were reported due to spurious drugs. In place of eye drops, croton oil was used. Chalk powder was frequently found to be used for the adulteration of drug formulations. There were toxicity reports due to overdose of mercury compounds. In the absence of effective Acts and Rules related to drugs and pharmaceuticals in the country, there was a rat race for the manufacturing of sub-standard, spurious, and adulterated formulations.
Important Milestones in Drug Legislation and Pharmacy Profession
1664 The first hospital was opened at Fort St. George,
1811 Young Scotch named Mr. Bathgate came to India
with East India Company and opened Chemist’s shop
1820 Lord Cornwallis started Opium factory at Ghazipur
1824 Hindustani versions (Devnagri and person scripts)
of the London, Pharmacopoeia was prescribed.
1824 The East India Company decided to impart knowledge
of medical science-both European and Indian.
1835 First two medical colleges established at Calcutta and
1857 Few sections of the Indian Penal Code were applicable
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