Procedure for Issue of Retail and Wholesale Drug License
Directorate of Drugs Control under The Department of Health & Family Welfare (DoHFW), Government of West Bengal is responsible for effective implementation of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and rules formed thereunder, Drug Price Control Order, 2013, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisement) act, 1954.
The Drugs Control Directorate is a public health measure enforced by the Government through enforcement of the above Acts, are entrusted with the following responsibilities:
Grant or Retention of Manufacturing and selling licences pertaining to allopathic drugs, homoeopathic medicines, grant or retention of cosmetics manufacturing licences, Blood Bank, surgical and medical device units.
To carry out inspection of manufacturing process of sera/ vaccines units
To monitor and issue GMP, GLP certificates including issuance of MSC, NVC, COPP, Free sales certificate etc.
Approval of Quality control laboratory of medicines and cosmetics.
The Directorate of Drugs Control ensures total quality management so that public can get safe drugs with assured quality.
Competent Authority-Assistant Director of Drug Control of the Respective District
Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and rules formed there under,Drug Price Control Order,2013,
Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act,1985,
Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisement) act, 1954.
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Time limit for getting Drug Licence
|Sl No||Service||Time Limit|
|1||New Drug License for Wholesale||90 Days|
|2||New Drug License for Retail Sale (Pharmacy)||90 Days|
|3||Retention of Drug License for Wholesale||90 Days|
|4||Retention of Drug License for Retail (Pharmacy)||90 Days|