The Ministry of Ayush on December 21, 2019 has published the Drugs and Cosmetics (Eleventh Amendment) Rules, 2018 to further amend the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945.
The Draft Rules was published vide Notification No. G.S.R. 396 (E) dated April 04, 2016 inviting objections and suggestions from persons likely to be affected thereby before the expiry of a period of forty five days from the date on which copies of the Official Gazette containing the said notification were made available to the public i.e., April 04, 2016.
Whereas, objections or suggestions received from the public on the said draft rules have been considered by Ministry of Ayush and following amendments has been made to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, namely:
· After rule 169, following rule shall be inserted, namely:
170 - Prohibition of advertisements of Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drugs.
· In Schedule A, after Form 26 E3, the following Forms shall be inserted, namely:
a. FORM 26 E4 - Application Form for Advertisement of Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani drugs;
b. FORM 26 E5 - State Licensing Authority for Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani Drugs.
[Notification No. G.S.R. 1230(E)]