Wholesale License

Wholesale License

Wholesale License for sale or distribution of drugs under Drugs and Cosmetics Rules in Form 20B & 21B or its renewal in Form 21C is issued to the manufacturer (subsidiary office/representative of the parent company) or any other who want to sell, stock, exhibit or offer for sale or distribute drugs,  by the State Licensing Authority in India.

 Wholesalers are companies that purchase products in bulk and resell them at a discounted price to retailers, who, in turn, sell the products to the public. The wholesale company usually does not sell directly to the end user. Wholesalers often purchase large quantities directly from the manufacturer or importer.

Wholesale Drug licence is issued in Form 20B and Form 21B, for issuance of these licenses application have to be filled as per drug and cosmetic act 1940 and rules 1945.

Forms of Licences to Sell Drugs

A licence to sell, stock, exhibit or offer for sale or distribute drugs other than those specified in Schedules C, C (1) and X and by retail on restricted licence or by wholesale, shall be issued in Form 20, Form 20-A or Form 20 –B, as the case may be.

A licence to sell, stock, exhibit or offer for sale or distribute drugs specified in Schedule C and C (1) excluding those specified in Schedule X, by retail on restricted licence or by wholesale shall be issued in Form 21, Form 21-A or Form 21-B, as the case may be.

A licence to sell, stock, exhibit or offer for sale or distribute drugs specified in Schedule X by retail or by wholesale shall be issued in Form 20-G as the case may be.

Applications for the grant or renewal of a licence to sell, stock, exhibit or offer for sale or distribute drugs, other than those included in Schedule X, shall be made in Form 19 or in the case of drugs included in Schedule X shall be made in Form 19-C.

References

  1. The drugs and cosmetics ACT, 1940 and Rules 1945. Available at- http://www.cdsco.nic.in/writereaddata/drugs&cosmeticact.pdf. Accessed on – 28th March 2016.
  2. The Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945. Available at- http://www.cdsco.nic.in/writereaddata/drugs&cosmeticact.pdf, Accessed on – 28th March 2016.

 

 

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