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Pharmacy Act 1948
The Pharmacy Act 1948 is a significant legislation that has greatly impacted the field of pharmacy in India. Enacted with the aim to regulate the pharmacy profession and ensure the quality safety, and efficacy of medicines, this act has been instrumental in shaping the pharmaceutical Landscape in the country.
Under the Pharmacy Act 1948, a statutory body known as the Pharmacy Council of India (PC) was established to oversee various aspects related to pharmacy education and practice. The council is responsible for maintaining a central register of pharmacists, setting educational standards for pharmacy colleges, conducting inspections, and granting licenses for pharmacies.
Objective of pharmacy act
The pharmacy act, 1948 was passed with the primary objective of regulation and raising the status of the profession of pharmacy of India, they are following objective points:
Providing uniform education and training to the person enter the profession of pharmacy.
Maintain controlled over the person enter the profession of pharmacy by providing for their registration in every state (state pharmacy council and pharmacy council).
Composition of PCI
1. Elected member
2. Nominated member
3. Ex-officio member
1. Elected member
Six member at list 1 teacher of pharmacy, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology elected by UGC from the teaching staff of an Indian University.
One member elected by medical council of India from its member.
One member elected by each state pharmacy council who shall be a registered pharmacist.
2. Nominated members
5 membered nominated by central government in which 4 member should have diploma in pharmacy or degree in pharmacy.
One representative of each UGC (University grant commission), AICTE (All India council technical education).
One registered pharmacist to represent each state nominated of by the state government.
3. Ex-officio member
The director of general health service
Director of central drug laboratory
The drug controller of India
Function of PCI
1. To prescribe the minimum standard of education required for qualification to become or registered pharmacist.
2. To regulate the minimum education, standard by inspecting of all institution.
3. To recognized qualification granted outside and regulate its registration in the pharmacy act 1948.
4. To complete and maintain a central registered for all the registered pharmacist with their name all other necessary details.
5. Any other function which require under the section of pharmacy act.
Mansion of the first and subsequent of registered pharmacist
Registered of pharmacist including following information:
1. Full name of regidantial address of the registered pharmacist.
2. Date of first entry in register.
3. Qualification of person.
4. Professional address of the person in case of person is employed.
5. Other information of person.
For the preparation of first registered in a state the state government has to constitute a registration any judge. Consisting of three person a point a register and secretary to the judge.
Person for registration in the register should be 18 years of age, residence and carry on the profession of pharmacy in the state of following qualification:
A degree or diploma information of an Indian University and any other qualification granted by an authority outside India, which has been recognized to the adequate for registration.
A degree of Indian University with 3 years’ experience in dispensing and compounding of drugs.
He passed and examination for compounder and dispenser recognized by the state government.
He not less than 5-year experience compounding and dispensing in a hospital or dispensary.
The first registered maybe published up and director by the state government to 80.