Drugs are necessary to save life or to restore or preserve health. It is, therefore, imperative to ensure that the consumers receive drugs of quality and at reasonable price. The Drugs Rules were framed in 1945 to give effect to the provisions of the Act. Regulation of import of drugs is the responsibility of the Central Government whereas licensing of manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs in the country is the responsibility of the State Governments but their enforcement is governed both by central as well state governments
Cosmetic means any article intended to be rubbed,poured,sprinkled or sprayed on, or introduced into, or otherwise applied to, the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance, and includes any article intended for use as a component of cosmetic.