Drug License (Retail/Whoesale) Registration

Licensing is mandatory to do business in Drugs & Cosmetics in India. The provisions for this has been made in Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 which is applicable to whole of India. It is an Act to consolidate all the laws relating to drugs & cosmetics, which established the Drugs Control Department. In 1964, the Act was amended to include Ayurvedic & Unani drugs. However a particular business entity may require different types of drug license based on their business.

In case a business is operating in more than two states, it has to obtain drug licence in every state in which business is being carried on. Drug licence is location specific. If drugs are sold or stocked for sale at more than one place, application shall be made, and license shall be issued, in respect of each such place except migrant vendors.

Once the licence is granted to the business, all such License must ensure that all the condition in the drug licence are complied at all the time during the course of the business. All the records /registers /Forms must be maintained in the manner specified by the licensing authorities and authorities shall be kept informed for all the changes or modification in the business activities.

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