Drug license is an authorization granted by the authority under the Drugs and Cosmetic Act 1940 so as to perform the business of drugs/ medicines or cosmetics. The Drug license is issued through the State Drugs Standard Control Organization or the Central Drug Standard Control Organization.
The government has set down stringent laws and guidelines for the manufacturing and distribution of drugs and medicines within India. The registration of Drug License and everything identified with drugs is directed by the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940. Control is practiced over drugs from the raw material stage amid manufacture, sale, and distribution and up to the time it is given on to a patient or buyer by a Pharmacist in the retail drug store, hospital or a dispensary. Drug license is requisite to be taken for a wide range of drugs or cosmetics business which includes allopathic, homeopathic, ayurvedic or Unani drugs and so forth. The act also covers the Pharmacist's actions, hospital or dispensary utilization of drugs. The act covers the Ayurvedic and Unani drugs likewise in it.