[Published in the Bangladesh Gazette, Extraordinary, dated the 12th June, 1982.]
GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH
MINISTRY OF LAW AND LAND REFORMS
(Law and Parliamentary Affairs Division)
NOTIFICATION Dacca, the 12th
No. 354-Pub. — The following Ordinance made by the Chief Martial Law Administrator of the People's
Republic of Bangladesh, on the 11th June, 1982, is hereby published for general information: —
THE DRUGS (CONTROL) ORDINANCE, 1982
Ordinance No. VIII of 1982
to control manufacture, import, distribution and sale of drugs.
WHEREAS it is expedient to control manufacture, import, distribution and sale of drugs ;
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(2) Words and expressions used but not defined in this Ordinance shall have the same meaning as in the
4. Drug Control Committee. — (1) The Government shall constitute a Drug Control
Committee consisting of a Chairman and such other members as it may appoint from time to time.
(2) The Committee shall perform such functions as are specified in this Ordinance.
5. Registration of Medicines.— (1) No medicine of any kind shall be manufactured for sale
or be imported, distributed or sold unless it is registered with the licencing authority.
(2) The licencing authority shall not register a medicine unless such registration is
recommended by the Committee.
(3) A registration shall be granted on such conditions as may be specified by the licencing
(4) A registration shall, unless cancelled earlier, be valid for a period of five years.
6. Cancellation or suspension of registration. — (1) The licencing authority may cancel the
registration of any medicine if the Committee recommends such cancellation.
(2) The Committee shall evaluate every medicine registered before the commencement of this Ordinance
and every medicine that may be manufactured or imported after such commencement in order to
determine its safety, efficacy and usefulness.
(3) If on such evaluation the Committee finds that any such medicine is not sale, efficacious or
useful it may recommend to the licencing authority cancellation of registration of the medicine.
(4) The licencing authority may, if it is satisfied that a medicine is substandard, suspend the
registration of such medicine till he is satisfied that the medicine has attained its standard.
7. Fees for registration.— No registration of a medicine shall be granted unless a fee to be
determined by the Government is paid at the time of application for registration.
8. Prohibition of Manufacture, etc, of certain medicines.— (1) On the commencement of
this Ordinance, the registration or licence in respect of all medicines mentioned in the Schedules
shall stand cancelled, and no such medicine shall, subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), be
manufactured, imported, distributed or sold after such commencement.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1),—
(a) the medicines specified in Schedule I shall be destroyed within three months from the
date of commencement of this Ordinance ;
(b) the medicines specified in Schedule II may be manufactured or sold for a period of six
months from the date of commencement of this Ordinance and thereafter their
manufacture and sale shall be permitted only if they are registered alter change in their
formulation in accordance with the direction of the licencing authority;
(c) the medicines specified in Schedule III may be manufactured, imported, distributed and
sold for a period of nine months after the commencement of this Ordinance, and
thereafter there shall not be any manufacture, import, distribution or sale of such