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BARBADOS
CHAPTER 372D
Pharmacy
1984-14
Amended by:
1985-301992-251992-31
Law Revision Orders
The following Law Revision Orders authorized the insertion and removal of pages under the Law Revision Act Cap.2 now repealed:
1985   1993  
An Act to repeal the Druggist Act and make new provision for the control and practice of pharmacy and for the registration and control of persons admitted to practise and exercise the business or calling of pharmacy.
[Commencement: 21st May, 1986]
Short title
1.
This Act may be cited as the Pharmacy Act.
Interpretation
2.
In this Act,
authorised seller of poisons means a person registered as an authorised seller of poisons under section 28(2);
Council means the Pharmacy Council established by section 10;
dental practitioner has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Dental Registration Act, Cap. 367;
dispensing means the supplying of drugs on and in accordance with a prescription given by a medical practitioner, a dental practitioner or a veterinary practitioner;
drug means any substance or mixture of substances manufactured, sold or represented for use or used in
(a)
the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of any disease, disorder, abnormal physical or mental state, or the symptoms thereof, in human, animal or fowl;
(b)
the restoring, correcting or modifying of organic functions in human, animal or fowl;
(c)
the disinfection of premises where food is manufactured, prepared or stored; or
(d)
the preparation of cosmetics for producing a drug action mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c);
inspector means a pharmacist assigned as such under section 32;
medical practitioner has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Medical Registration Act, Cap. 371;
midwife has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Nurses and Midwives (Registration) Act, Cap. 372;
nurse has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Nurses and Midwives (Registration) Act, Cap. 372;
pharmacy means a place where prescriptions, drugs, medicines, chemicals and poisons are compounded, dispensed or sold or distributed by retail;
pharmacist means a person whose name appears on the Register of Pharmacists;
poison means a substance, whether a drug or not, that is dangerous to human or animal health or life and is designated a poison by the regulations;
practice means the performance of any function in the capacity of a pharmacist;
Registrar means the Registrar of Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property;
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Secretary means the person for the time being performing the functions of Secretary to the Council;
veterinary practitioner has the meaning assigned to it by section 2 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act, Cap. 374.
Registration of Pharmacists
3.
Subject to section 4, no person shall engage in the practice of pharmacy unless he is registered as a pharmacist under the Profession, Trade and Business Registration Act, Cap. 373.
Persons entitled to be registered
4.
A person is entitled to be registered as a pharmacist who
(a)
satisfies the Council that he
(i)
possesses the prescribed qualifications,
(ii)
has attained the age of 21 years, and
(iii)
is of good character;
(b)
successfully makes application for registration to the Council in such form as the Council approves;
(c)
pays the first registration fee or, as the case may be, the annual registration fee as required by the Profession, Trade and Business Registration Act, Cap. 373.
Persons deemed to be registered
5.
A person who at the commencement of this Act is registered as a druggist under the Druggist Act, Cap. 368 shall be deemed to be registered under this Act; and the Registrar shall, as soon as practicable after the commencement of this Act, enter in the register the name of that person along with the particulars prescribed in pursuance of section 14.
Certificate of registration to be exhibited
6.
No person shall carry on the business of a pharmacy unless there is conspicuously exhibited in the pharmacy
(a)
a certificate of registration of the premises under section 16; and
(b)
a valid certificate of registration of the pharmacist in charge of the pharmacy and of every pharmacist on duty therein.
Application of Cap. 373
7.
Section 7 of the Profession, Trade and Business Registration Act applies with the necessary modifications and adaptations in respect of the registration of pharmacists under this Act.
Non-payment of annual registration fee
8.
Without limiting or affecting the operation of the Profession, Trade and Business Registration Act, Cap. 373, where a pharmacist has not paid his annual registration fee by the 31st March in any year,
(a)
the Registrar must send to him by registered post a letter
(i)
reminding him that he has not paid his annual registration fee,
(ii)
enquiring whether he has ceased to practise as a pharmacist or has changed his address, and
(iii)
requesting a reply before the expiration of a period of 1 month from the date of the posting;
(b)
if no reply is received within a period of 1 month from the date of the posting of the letter, the Registrar must as soon as possible after the end of that period send another letter in the same manner, and requesting a reply as set forth in paragraph (a);
(c)
if no reply is received within a period of 1 month from the date of the posting of a letter under paragraph (b), the Registrar shall so inform the Council and the Council may direct the Registrar to remove the name of that pharmacist from the register.
Corrections and alterations to Register of Pharmacists
9.
The Council, on application to it in writing for the making of an alteration to an entry in the register and on being satisfied that the entry
(a)
was incorrect at the time it was made; or
(b)
became inaccurate by reason of circumstances that arose subsequent to the making of the entry,
may direct the Registrar to make the alteration necessary to correct the inaccuracy.
Establishment of Pharmacy Council
10.
There is established, for the purposes of this Act, a Council to be known as the Pharmacy Council and the Schedule has effect in relation to the constitution of the Council and otherwise in relation thereto.
Functions of the Council
11.
The functions of the Council are
(a)
to decide on matters relating to the registration of pharmacists;
(b)
to ensure the maintenance of high standards of practice and conduct among pharmacists;
(c)
to decide on matters relating to the registration of persons as authorised sellers of poisons;
(d)
to decide on matters relating to discipline in connection with pharmacists and other sellers of poisons;
(e)
to make recommendations to the Minister respecting matters relating to the proper administration of this Act; and
(f)
to perform such functions as are required by this Act to be performed by the Council.
Remuneration of Council members
12.
Members of the Council are entitled to such remuneration or allowances as the Minister of Finance, by order, prescribes.
Reports
13.
The Council shall prepare and submit to the Minister, not later than the 31st March in each calendar year, a report of its actions and proceedings during the preceding year.
Register of Pharmacists
14.(1)
The Registrar shall keep and maintain a register to be known as “the Register of Pharmacists” in which he shall record the names, and such particulars as may be prescribed, of all persons registered by virtue of section 4 or deemed to be registered under section 5.
(2)
The Register is open to inspection by members of the public each working day during office hours.
Certification of premises
15.(1)
No person shall, whether on his own behalf or on behalf of another person, operate a pharmacy on any premises unless
(a)
the Council has, with the approval of the Minister, certified the premises as being suitable for operating a pharmacy;
(b)
the premises have been registered for the purpose of operating a pharmacy; and
(c)
the pharmacy operated on the premises is under the the immediate control, management and supervision of a pharmacist.
(2)
Certification of premises is obtainable by
(a)
making application to the Council in such form as the Minister approves; and
(b)
stating in the application such particulars respecting the premises as the Council, with the approval of the Minister, requires,
and subject to the approval of the Minister, the Council may, upon payment by the applicant of such fee as the Minister of Finance, by order, prescribes, issue to the applicant, a certificate of approval respecting the premises; and the certificate must at all times be kept conspicuously displayed on the premises.
(3)
A certificate issued under this section is not transferable.
(4)
Where a pharmacy is in operation at the date of the commencement of this Act, application for certification must be made within 6 weeks from that date.
Registration of premises
16.(1)
Registration of premises is obtainable by presenting to the Registrar a certificate issued under section 15(2) and paying to him such fee as the Minister of Finance, by order, prescribes.
(2)
The Registrar shall, upon being satisfied that a certificate presented to him under subsection (1) is in order,
(a)
enter in a register to be kept and maintained by him and to be known as “the Register of Pharmacies”, the address and description of the premises in respect of which a certificate of approval is issued; and
(b)
issue in respect of those premises a certificate of registration.
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Duration and renewal of certificate and of registration
17.
A certificate issued under section 15(2) is valid until the 31st day of December of the year in which it was issued but is renewable during the month of January after the expiry for a period of 1 year if the Council is satisfied that the premises are suitable for the purpose of operating a pharmacy.
Cancellation and suspension of certificate
18.(1)
The Council may cancel or suspend a certificate issued under section 15(2) if
(a)
a pharmacy is no longer operated on the premises to which the certificate relates;
(b)
the pharmacy that is operated on the premises to which the certificate relates or any fixture or cupboard therein is in a state of disrepair or is in an insanitary condition so as to render it likely that the conditions of this Act are not being complied with.
(2)
In a case where a pharmacy is no longer operated on the premises, the holder of the certificate to which the premises relate shall within 7 days from the cessation of operations deliver up the certificate to the Council for cancellation.
(3)
The Council may, before cancelling or suspending a certificate under paragraph (b) of subsection (1), cause a notice to be served on the holder of the certificate requiring him to effect repairs or improvements of a nature of and within a period specified in the notice.
(4)
Where works specified in a notice served under subsection (3) are not effected within the time stated therein or within such extended time as the Council, with the approval of the Minister, may allow, the Council may, after holding an enquiry at which the holder of the certificate is given an opportunity to be heard, cancel or suspend the certificate.
(5)
The holder of a certificate that has been cancelled or suspended shall, after the cancellation or suspension, deliver it to the Council without delay and the Council must direct the Registrar to remove the pharmacy located on those premises from the Register of Pharmacies and the Registrar must comply with the Council’s directions.
Disciplinary proceedings
19.(1)
The Council may take disciplinary action against a pharmacist who has been convicted of an offence under this Act or has committed an act of professional misconduct.
(2)
Professional misconduct is the wilful performance of an act that is not in keeping with the professional standards reasonably expected of a pharmacist.
(3)
Proceedings for the purposes of subsection (1) are to be instituted in the name of the Secretary.
Penalties in disciplinary proceedings
20.
Where the Council, at the conclusion of disciplinary proceedings, is satisfied that a person has committed an act of professional misconduct, it may
(a)
censure him;
(b)
suspend his registration for a period not exceeding 2 years; or
(c)
direct the Registrar in writing to remove his name from the register.
Enquiry
21.
The Council may direct the Registrar to remove from the register the name of any pharmacist who the Council has found, upon enquiry, to be suffering from a physical or mental disability rendering him unfit to practise; and the Registrar shall comply with any such direction given under this section or section 20.
Publication of suspension etc.
22.
The Registrar shall, as soon as possible after
(a)
the suspension of the registration of a pharmacist;
(b)
the removal of the name of a pharmacist from the register; or
(c)
the restoration of a name of a pharmacist to the register,
publish a notice of the suspension, removal or restoration in the Official Gazette.
Restoration to register
23.
The Council may, at any time it thinks fit, direct the Registrar to restore to the register any name removed therefrom.
Power of Council to request return of certificate of registration
24.
The Council may, in writing, require a pharmacist whose name has been removed from the register to return to the Registrar the certificate of his registration and the pharmacist must comply with the requirement.
Appeals
25.(1)
A person who is aggrieved by reason of
(a)
a decision of the Council not to permit him to be registered;
(b)
a decision of the Council to
(i)
censure him,
(ii)
suspend his registration, or
(iii)
remove his name from the register;
(c)
a decision of the Council not to approve an application for certification of permises for operation of a pharmacy; or
(d)
a decision of the Council to cancel or suspend the certification of a premises for operation of a pharmacy,
may within 3 months from the date of the decision, appeal to a Judge in Chambers against the decision and the decision of the Judge is final.
(2)
A Judge in Chambers may, after hearing an appeal made to him under subsection (1), grant such relief as he thinks fit.
(3)
Notwithstanding subsection (1), a decision of the Council, though appealed against, continues to have effect unless or until it is altered, amended or set aside by a Judge in Chambers.
List of poisons
26.
The Council shall, as soon as possible after the commencement of this Act, publish a list in which is included the names of those poisons in relation to the storing for sale of which the exemption contained in section 29(1) applies.
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Sale of drugs
27.(1)
No person shall compound, dispense or sell by wholesale or retail any drug unless the following requirements are complied with
(a)
the compounding, dispensing or selling by retail of the drugs set out in the Second Schedule shall be done,
(i)
by a pharmacist, or
(ii)
by a graduate pharmacist or an intern pharmacist under the supervision of a pharmacist on premises registered under section 16 and in compliance with the Health Services Act, Cap. 44 and the regulations made thereunder;
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(b)
in the case of selling by wholesale the sale shall be effected under the control or supervision of a pharmacist;
(c)
all prescribed requirements relating to compounding, dispensing or selling of the drugs shall be compiled with; and
(d)
where the drug that is being compounded, dispensed or sold is a poison subsections (3) and (4) of section 28 shall be complied with.
(2)
For the purposes of paragraph (a) of subsection (1),
graduate pharmacist means a person who has completed the required course in the compounding dispensing, selling and distribution of drugs, medicines, chemicals and poisons, but who has not completed his internship;
intern pharmacist means a graduate pharmacist who is undergoing internship;
internship is a period of practical training a graduate pharmacist must undergo before he is eligible for registration as a pharmacist.
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Sale of poisons
28.(1)
No person shall carry on a business that includes the selling by retail of a poison unless the business is carried on on premises registered for the purpose of operating a pharmacy or is operated by a person registered as an authorised seller of poisons.
(2)
Registration as an authorised seller of poisons is obtainable by making application to the Council in such form as the Council approves and upon payment of such fee as the Minister of Finance, by order, prescribes; and the Council may grant the application or refuse registration.
(3)
Every person whose business includes the selling of a poison by retail shall keep the poison
(a)
in a bottle, vessel, box, wrapper or cover
(i)
distinctly labelled with the name of the poison, and
(ii)
bearing a distinctive mark that it is a poison; and
(b)
in an area set apart exclusively for the keeping of poisons.
(4)
Subject to this Act, the Sale of Poisons Act, Cap. 151 extends to every sale of a poison under this Act.
Exemptions from provisions of sections 15(1) and 27
29.(1)
Paragraph (a) of section 15(1) and section 27 do not apply to premises maintained exclusively for storage of drugs or poisons.
(2)
Nothing in section 27 or 28 is to be construed as
(a)
applying to a drug
(i)
administered or supplied by a medical practitioner to his patient,
(ii)
administered by a midwife acting under regulation 18 of the Nurses and Midwives (Registration) Rules, 1973,
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(iii)
administered by a nurse or midwife acting under the direction of a medical practitioner,
(iv)
administered or supplied by a dental practitioner to his patient, or
(v)
administered or supplied by a veterinary practitioner for any animal or fowl under his care,
for the purpose of medical, dental or veterinary treatment as the case may be;
(b)
applying to the sale of drug
(i)
to a medical practitioner, dental practitioner, or veterinary practitioner for the purpose of his profession,
(ii)
to, or for use in connection with, any hospital, or
(iii)
to a pharmacist for the purpose of a pharmacy or to a commission agency employing a pharmacist.
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Dispensing and compounding
30.
A person who operates a pharmacy shall not permit the dispensing section thereof to be open unless
(a)
a pharmacist is in charge thereof and in actual attendance therein; or
(b)
all drugs in the dispensing section of the pharmacy required by this Act to be compounded, dispensed, stored for sale or retailed under the supervision of a pharmacist are in a cupboard or other place that is secure from public access.
Use of titles
31.(1)
No person shall, unless he is registered as a pharmacist or any other authorised seller of poisons, as the case may be, make use of any of the following titles
(a)
pharmacist;
(b)
druggist;
(c)
pharmaceutical chemist;
(d)
pharmaceutist;
(e)
dispenser; or
(f)
authorised seller of poisons.
(2)
No person shall, unless he is registered as a pharmacist, display on any premises any sign, title, emblem or representation that includes the description “drug store”, “drug dispensary” or “pharmacy” or any other sign, title, emblem or representation that implies or from which the public amy reasonably infer that those premises are registered as a pharmacy.
Inspection
32.(1)
The Minister may, on the advice of the Council, assign such pharmacists as may be necessary to be Inspectors for the purposes of enforcing the provisions of this Act.
(2)
An inspector may enter
(a)
premises in respect of which an application for registration under this Act has been made;
(b)
any premises on which a pharmacy is being operated;
(c)
premises on which drugs or poisons are being sold; or
(d)
any premises in respect of which there is cause for suspicion that this Act is being contravened,
and make such examination, including the taking of samples as may be necessary for ascertaining whether this Act is being complied with.
(3)
The Minister must issue an inspector with a certificate of identity, in such form as the Minister approves, signed by the Chairman of the Council; and the inspector shall, if required to do so by the occupier of premises, produce the certificate of identification on entering premises for the purposes of subsection (2).
(4)
An occupier of premises shall give to an inspector entering the premises such assistance as may be necessary.
(5)
Nothing in this section operates to prevent an inspector from entering and inspecting premises of a medical practitioner, dental practitioner or veterinary practitioner or any premises where he has reason to believe that the dispensing or distribution of drugs is being carried out on those premises.
Evidence
33.(1)
Subject to subsection (2), a certificate signed by an inspector or by a person acting in the performance of his functions as an analyst under any law affecting public health, stating that he has examined or analysed a sample taken under section 32 and stating the result of the examination or analysis, is prima facie evidence of everything contained in the certificate including the signature and the qualification of the person giving the certificate.
(2)
A certificate of an inspector or analyst is not admissible in evidence unless the person who took the sample
(a)
divided the sample into 2 parts and gave 1 part of it to the person from whom it was taken; and
(b)
not less than 2 weeks before the trial
(i)
gave notice in writing to the person from whom the sample was taken of his intention to produce the certificate in evidence, and
(ii)
served on that person a copy of that certificate.
Regulations
34.(1)
The Council may, with the approval of the Minister, make regulations
(a)
respecting the manner in which disciplinary proceedings or enquiries are to be instituted and the procedure to be followed in the conduct of those proceedings or enquiries;
(b)
prescribing the qualifications necessary for registration as a pharmacist;
(c)
specifying the substances that are poisons for the purposes of this Act;
(d)
providing for the registration of authorised sellers of poisons;
(e)
respecting
(i)
the compounding, dispensing, labelling, storing, packaging, sale and retailing of drugs and poisons,
(ii)
the containers in which poisons are to be stored, sold or supplied, and
(iii)
the addition to poisons of specified ingredients for the purpose of rendering them readily distinguishable as poisons;
(f)
providing in respect of sellers of poisons for the keeping and examination of books and records and for the making of reports;
(g)
prescribing those places, other than pharmacies, in which poisons included in the list referred to in section 26 may be stored for sale or may be sold by retail and the requirements to be satisfied in relation to the storing and retailing in those places of those poisons;
(h)
prescribing anything that is by this Act authorised or required, other than by order, to be prescribed.
(2)
For the purposes of paragraph (e) of subsection (1), different provisions may be prescribed in respect of different drugs or different poisons.
Offences
35.
Any person who
(a)
assaults or obstructs an inspector in the performance of his functions;
(b)
by the offer of any gratuity, bribe or other inducement prevents or attempts to prevent an inspector from performing his functions;
(c)
knowingly gives false information to an inspector in the performance of his functions or gives information that is likely to mislead an inspector in the performance of his functions;
(d)
with intent to deceive
(i)
forges a certificate purporting it to be issued under this Act,
(ii)
uses a certificate issued to another person under this Act,
(iii)
allows a certificate that has been issued to him to be used by another person,
(iv)
lends to another person a certificate that has been issued to him;
(e)
being a person to whom functions have been assigned by this Act or the regulations accepts a bribe in connection with any matter arising in the performance of those functions; or
(f)
contravenes any provision of this Act or the regulations,
is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of $2 000 or to imprisonment for a term of 12 months or to both.
Exemption from liability
36.
Nothing done by the Council, the Secretary or any member of the Council or any person acting under the authority of the Council shall, if such thing is done bonafide for the purposes of the Act, subject such persons to any action, liability or claim whatsoever.
Expenses
37.
All expenses incurred in the administration of this Act are to be defrayed out of moneys voted by Parliament for the purpose.
FIRST SCHEDULE
1.
The Council comprises
(a)
The Director of the Barbados Drug Service ex officio;
(b)
1 person appointed by the Minister;
(c)
1 medical practitioner appointed by the Minister after consultation with the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners;
(d)
3 pharmacists appointed by the Minister after consultation with the Pharmaceutical Society of Barbados; and
(e)
1 pharmacist engaged in the teaching of pharmacy appointed by the Minister after consultation with the principal or other person in charge of an institution in which pharmacy is taught, if that institution is recognized by the Ministry of Education for the teaching of pharmacy.
2.
A member of the Council other than an ex officio member, may resign his office by an instrument in writing addressed to the Minister.
3.
In the event of a person ceasing to hold office before the expiry of his term, the Minister may, subject to the necessary recommendation if any, appoint a person to hold office for the unexpired portion of that term.
4.
The Council shall elect a chairman and a deputy chairman from among its members.
5.
The chairman presides at meetings of the Council but in his absence the deputy chairman presides.
6.
In the absence of both the chairman and the deputy chairman at a meeting, the members present and constituting a quorum shall elect one of their number to act as chairman for that meeting.
7.
4 members of the Council present at a meeting constitute a quorum.
8.
The Council meets at such places and times and as often as is necessary for the proper conduct of its business.
9.
Each member of the Council, except an ex officio member, holds office for a term of 2 years but is eligible for re-appointment.
10.
The members holding the post of chairman and deputy chairman hold those posts for 1 year but may be re-elected.
11.
A decision of the Council must be by a majority of votes but where voting is equal the chairman has a casting vote.
12.
The Minister may appoint a person, not being a member of Council, to perform the functions of the Secretary.
13.
Decisions of the Council taken at any meeting must, where reduced to writing, be signed by the chairman for that meeting.
14.
The Minister may revoke the appointment of any member of Council.
15.
Subject to this Schedule the Council may regulate its own procedure.
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SECOND SCHEDULE
Drugs that shall be compounded, dispensed or sold by a pharmacist or under the supervision of a pharmacist
ACETAMINOPHEN or paracetamol except when the quantity of acetaminophen or paracetamol is 500mg or less per dosage format.
ADRENALINE tartrate or any other adrenergic drug except ephedrine hydrochloride, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and any other drug used as a decongestant.
ALBENDAZOLE, MEBENDAZOLE, THIA-BENDAZOLE, PIPERAZINE and other anthelmintic preparations.
AMITRIPTYLINE, PROTRIPTYLINE, IMIPRAMINE and all other antidepressant substances.
AMPHETAMINE, methylphenidate hydrochloride, pipradol hydrochloride and all other stimulants to the central nervous system used as anorexiants except caffeine up to 200mg per dosage format and phenylpropranolamine up to 75mg per dosage format.
ASPIRIN except when the quantity of acetylsalicylic acid is 650mg or less per dosage format.
ATROPINE sulphate or any other cholinergic blocking agent.
BARBITURIC acid.
BETHANECOL chloride, neostigmine or any other cholinergic drug.
BROMOFORM
CALCIUM carbimide, disulfiram and all other drugs used in the treatment of alcoholism.
CARBROMAL, paraldehyde, sulphonal and all other hypnotic drugs.
CHLORAL hydrate (except in preparations for external use containing not more than 1% of Chloral hydrate).
CHLOROQUINE, hydrochloroquine and all other antimalarial preparations.
CHLORPROPAMIDE, metformin, tolbutamide, insulin and all other antidiabetic drugs
CHLORPROMAZINE, promazine, diazepam and all other psychotropic substances covered under the Psychotropic Convention of 1961.
CORTICOTROPHIN, cortisone, prednisone, prednisolone and all other organic or synthetic adrenocortical drugs except topical preparations containing less than 1% of hydrocortisone.
CYCLIZINE, meclizine, promethazine and cyproheptadine.
DIGOXIN, procainamide and other drugs used in treatment of cardiac conditions.
DIPHENOXYLATE hydrochloride with atropine sulphate.
ERGOT
ERGOTAMINE tartrate or any other adrenergic blocking agents.
GALLAMINE triethiodide or any other skeletal muscle relaxant.
HEPARINE, dicoumarol, phenindione, warfarin and all other anticoagulants except when used as rodenticides.
ISONIAZID, para-aminosalicyclic acid, ethionamide, pyrazinamide and all other anti-tuberculosis drugs for oral use.
MEFENAMIC acid, flufenamic acid, indomethacin, phenylbutazone and all other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs except ibuprofen when the active ingredient is 200mg or less per dosage format.
METHYLDOPA, beta-blockers, angiotensin converting enyzme inhibitors and all other drugs used for the treatment of hypertension.
MUSTINE, busulphan, melphalan and all other anti-neoplastic drugs.
NITROFURAZONE, furazolidone, nitrofurantoin, and all other furan derivatives.
OESTROGENS and their compounds.
PENICILLIN, chloramphenicol, streptomycin, tetracycline and all other antibiotics whether produced synthetically or by living micro organisms except topical preparations containing in each gramme polymixin-B up to 10,000 units; bacitracin and zinc bacitracin up to 500 units; gramicidin up to 0.25mg; thyrothricin up to 2.5mg and neomycin sulphate up to 5mg.
PHENELZINE, and all other monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
PHENYTOIN, primidone and other anticonvulsant drugs.
Preparations containing codeine phosphate except that the preparation contains less than 10mg of codeine or its salt per dosage format.
Preparations containing N-Cantharidin.
PROCAINE, lignocaine, benzocaine and all other local anaesthetic drugs (except when included in preparations used for external application).
PROGESTROGENS and their compounds.
PROSTAGLANDINS and their compounds.
SEX hormones, except in cosmetic preparations which are demonstrated to be without systemic effects.
STEROIDAL preparations of any origin except topical preparations containing less than 1% of hydrocortisone.
THIAZIDES, their derivatives or any other diuretics.
THIOURACIL, thyroid and all other organic or synthetic anti-thyroid drugs.
TOPICAL preparations containing more than 1% tolnaftate; 20% zinc undecylenic; 1% undecylenic acid and 5% slaicylic acid.
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