CHAPTER 299 - PHARMACY AND POISONS ACT

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

Appointment of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board

Exemptions From Part II

Approved Institutions

Poisons List

Proprietary Preparations (Prohibition Of Importation) Order

Proprietary Preparations (Prohibition of Importation or Sale) Order

Pharmacy and Poisons (Equivalents for Dealings in Drugs) Rules

Poisons (Prohibition of Exportation) Rules

Poisons Rules

Poisons (Prohibition) Rules

Pharmacy and Poisons (Issue and Control of Wholesale Licences) Rules

Pharmacy and Poisons (Fees) Order

Pharmacy and Poisons (Medicines) (Importation, Manufacture and Sale) Order

APPOINTMENT OF THE PHARMACY AND POISONS BOARD

[Section 3]

[RETAINED AS PER SECTION 15 OF THE INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS ACT]

GN 106 of 1941.

A Board, to be called the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, is hereby appointed.

EXEMPTIONS FROM PART II

[Section 9]

[RETAINED AS PER SECTION 15 OF THE INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS ACT]

GN 236 of 1945.

It is hereby ordered that Part II of the Act shall not apply to drugs supplied by—

Any mission hospital or mission dispensary at which is employed a trained nurse whose dispensing ability has been approved in writing by the Provincial Medical Officer.

APPROVED INSTITUTIONS

[Section 16(1)(c)]

[RETAINED AS PER SECTION 15 OF THE INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS ACT]

[Order by the Minister]

GN 365 of 1964.

1.   All Government hospitals.

2.   All mission hospitals, dispensaries or similar institutions in respect of orders for poisons which have been countersigned by a Provincial Medical Officer.

3.   The Bancroft Mine Hospitals.

4.   The Chibuluma Mine Hospitals.

5.   The Mufulira Mine Hospitals.

6.   The Nchanga Mine Hospitals.

7.   The Nkana Mine Hospitals.

8.   The Roan Mpatamatu Mine Hospitals.

9.   The Zambia Broken Hill Development Company Dispensary.

POISONS LIST

[Section 11(4)]

[RETAINED AS PER SECTION 15 OF THE INTERPRETATION ANDGENERAL PROVISIONS ACT]

GN 224 of 1957,

GN 337 of 1962,

GN 176 of 1963,

GN 430 of 1963,

GN 474 of 1964,

GN 846 of 1965,

SI 114 of 1967,

SI 335 of 1967,

SI 192 of 1972,

SI 58 of 1980,

SI 146 of 1981,

SI 152 of 1981,

SI 88 of 1986,

SI 63 of 1985,

SI 61 of 1985,

SI 146 of 1981,

SI 152 of 1981.

[Order by the Minister, upon the recommendation of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board]

The following is a list of substances which are to be treated as poisons for the purposes of the Act and the Rules made thereunder.

PART I

Subject to various exceptions, for which reference must be made to the Act and the Rules, poisons in this Part may only be supplied by registered pharmacists.

Abrus precatorius L.; seed of.

Acetanilide; alkyl acetanilides.

Acetazolamide;

Acetohexamide.

Acetylcarbromal.

Acetyldihydrocodeine; its salts.

Alcuronium chloride.

Alkali fluorides other than those specified in Part 2 of this List.

Alkaloids and related substances, the following, their salts, simple or complex, their quaternary compounds:

Aconite, alkaloids of;

Atropine;

Belladonna, alkaloids of;

Brucine;

Calabar bean, alkaloids of;

Coca, alkaloids of;

Cocaine;

Codeine;

Colchicum, alkaloids of;

Coniine;

Cotarinine;

Curare, alkaloids of;

curare bases; Ecgonine; its esters;

Emetine;

Ephedra, alkaloids of;

Ergot, alkaloids of, whether hydrogenated or not; their homologues; any salt of any substance falling within this item;

Gelsemium, alkaloids of;

Homatropine;

Hyoscine;

Hyoscyamine;

Jaborandi, alkaloids of;

Lobelia, alkaloids of;

Morphine;

Papaverine;

Pomegranate, alkaloids of;

Quebracho, alkaloids of, other than the alkaloids of red quebracho;

Rauwolfia, alkaloids of, their salts; derivatives of the alkaloids of rauwolfia; their salts;

Sabadilla, alkaloids of;

Solanaceous alkaloids not otherwise included in this List; Stavesacre, alkaloids of;

Strychnine;

Thebaine;

Veratrum, alkaloids of;

Yohimba, alkaloids of.

Allopunnol

Allylisopropylacetylurea.

Allylprodine; its salts.

Alphameprodine; its salts.

Alphaprodine; its salts.

Amidopyrine; its salts; amidopyrine sulphonates; their salts.

Amiloloride Hydrochloride

Amino-alcohols esterified with benzoic acid, phenylacetic acid, phenylpropionic acid, cinnamic acid or the derivatives of these acids; their salts.

p-Aminobenzenesulphonamide; its salts; derivatives of

p-aminobenzenesulphonamide having any of the hydrogen atoms of the

p-amino group or of the sulphonamide group substituted by another radical; their salts.

p-Amino-benzoic acid, esters of; their salts. Aminophyllin;

-Aminopropylbenzene and â-aminoisopropylbenzene and any compound structurally derived from either of those substances by substitution in the side chain or by ring enclosure therein or both (except ephedrine, N-methylephedrine, N-diethylaminoethylephedrine and prenylamine); their salts.

Amitriptyline; its salts.

Amphetamine; its salts and isomers

Amyl nitrite.

Ancyclovir triphosphate

Androgenic, oestrogenic and progestational substances, the following:

Benzoestrol;

Derivatives of stilbene, dibenzyl or naphthalene with oestrogenic activity; their esters;

Steroid compounds with androgenic or oestrogenic or progestational activity; their esters.

Anileridine; its salts.

Antibiotics, any antimicrobial or antifungal substance synthesised by bacteria, fungi or protozoa, and any substance the chemical properties of which are identical with or similar to any such antimicrobial or antifungal substance but which is not produced from living organisms, being a substance which is used in the specific treatment of infections; their salts.

Anti-histamine substances, the following; their salts; their molecular compounds:

Antazoline;

Bromodiphenhydramine;

Buclizine;

Carbinoxamine;

Chlorocyclizine;

Chlorpheniramine;

Cinnarizine;

Clemizole;

Cyclizine;

Cyproheptadine;

3-Di-n-butylaminomethyl-4:5:6-trihydroxyphthalide;

Diphenhydramine;

Diphenylpyraline;

Doxylamine;

Isothipendyl;

Mebhydrolin;

Meclozine;

Phenindamine;

Pheniramine;

Phenyltoloxamine;

Promethazine;

Pyrrobutamine;

Thenalidine;

Tolpropamine;

Triprolidine;

Substances being tetra-substituted N derivatives of ethylenediamine or propylenediamine.

Antimonial substances, the following:

Chlorides of antimony;

Oxides of antimony;

Sulphides of antimony;

Antimonates;

Antimonites;

Organic compounds of antimony.

Apomorphine; its salts.

Arsenical substances, the following, except those specified in Part 2 of this List:

Halides of arsenic;

Oxides of arsenic;

Arsenates;

Arsenites;

Organic compounds of arsenic.

Azacyclonal; its salts.

Barbituric acid; its salts; derivatives of barbituric acid; their salts; compounds of barbituric acid, its salts, its derivatives, their salts, with any other substance.

Barium, salts of, other than barium sulphate and the salts of barium specified in Part 2 of this List.

Benactyzine; its salts.

Benzethidine; its salts.

Benzhexol; its salts.

Benzoylmorphine; its salts.

Benzphetamine; its salts.

Benztropine and its homologues; their salts.

Benzylmorphine; its salts.

Betameprodine; its salts.

Betaprodine; its salts.

Bis-(1-(2-Isobutyryloxyethl)-2-N(4 amino-2 methyl-5 pyrimidiny) methyl tor-manido-l-propenydisulphide Sulbutiamine;

Bromvaletone.

Busulphan; its salts.

Butylchloral hydrate.

Cannabin tannate.

Cannabis (the dried flowering or fruiting tops of Cannabis Sativa Linn).

"Dagga", the resin, extract or tinctures thereof.

Cantharidin; cantharidates.

Captodiame; its salts.

Caramiphen; its salts.

Carbachol.

Carbamozepine;

Carbimazole;

Carbromal.

Carisoprodol.

Carperidine; its salts.

Chloral; its addition and its condensation products; their molecular compounds.

Chlorambucil;

Chlordiazepoxide; its salts.

Chlorexolone.

Chlormethiazole; its salts.

Chloroform.

Chlorothiazide and other derivatives of benzo-1 : 2 : 4-thiadiazine-7 sulphonamide-1 : 1-dioxide, whether hydrogenated or not.

Chlorphenoxamine.

Chlorphentermine; its salts.

Chlorpropamide; its salts.

Chlorprothixene and other derivatives of 9-Methylenethiaxanthen; their salts.

Chlorthalidone and other derivatives of o-chlorobenzene sulphonamide.

Cimetidine clioquint.

Cinchocaine; its salts in injectable form;

Clotazamine;

Clonitazine; its salts.

Creosote obtained from wood.

Croton, oil of.

Cyclarbamate.

Cyclizine; its salts;

Cyclophosphamide;

Cycrimine; its salts.

Debnsoquine; its salts;

Dehydroemetine; its salts.

Demecarium bromide.

Desipramine; its salts.

Desomorphine; its salts.

Dextromethorphan; its salts.

Dextromoramide; its salts.

Dextrorphan; its salts.

Diacetylmorphine; its salts.

Diacetyl-N-allylnormorphine; its salts.

Diamidinodiazoaminobenzene; its salts.

Diampromide; its salts.

Diazepam and other compounds containing the chemical structure of Dihydro-1,4-Benzodiazepine substituted to any degree; their salts.

Diazoxide;

Diethyl carboinazine;

Digitalis, glycosides of; other active principles of digitalis.

Dihydrocodeine; its salts.

Dihydrocodeinone; its salts; its esters; their salts.

Dihydromorphine; its salts; its esters; their salts.

Dimenoxadole; its salts.

Dimepheptanol; its salts.

Dinitrocresols (D.N.O.C.); their compounds with a metal or base (except those specified in Part 2 of this List).

Dinitronaphthols; dinitrophenols; dinitrothymols.

Dioxaphetyl butyrate; its salts.

Diperodon; its salts.

Diphenyl sulphone;

Diphenoxylate; its salts.

Dipipanone; its salts.

Disopyramide; its salts;

Disulfiram.

Dithienylallylamines; dithienylalkylallylamines; their salts. Dyflos.

Ecothiopate iodide.

Ectylurea.

Elaterin.

Embutramide.

Emylcamate.

Ergot (the sclerotia of any species of Claviceps); extracts of ergot; tinctures of ergot.

Erithrityl tetranitrate.

Ethambutol; its salts;

Ethacrynic acid; its salts.

Ethchlorvynol. Ethinamate.

Ethionamide.

Ethoheptazine; its salts.

Etonitazene; its salts.

Etoxeridine; its salts.

Fenfluramine; its salts.

Fentanyl; its salts.

Fluanisone.

Fluoroacetamide;

fluoroacetanilide.

Fluphenazine; its salts;

Furethidine; its salts.

Frusemide.

Gallamine; its salts; its quaternary compounds.

Glibenclamide;

Glutethimide; its salts. Glyceryl trinitrate. Glymidine.

Guanidines, the following:

polymethylene diguanidines;

dipara-anisyl-p-phenetyl guanidine.

Haloperidol and other 4-substituted derivatives of N-(3-fluoro-benzoylpropyl) piperidine. Halothane;

Hepann;

Hexapropymate.

Hydrazines, bensyl, phenethyl and phenoxyethyl; their a-methyl derivatives; acyl derivatives of any of the foregoing substances comprised in this item; salts of any compounds comprised in this item.

Hydrochlorothiaride

Hydrocyanic acid; cyanides; double cyanides of mercury and zinc.

Hydromorphinol; its salts.

Hydromorphone; its salts; its esters; their salts.

Hydroxycarbamide.

Hydroxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamines; their esters or esters; any salt of any substance falling within this item.

Hydroxypethidine; its salts.

Hydroxyzine; its salts.

Imipramine; its salts.

Indomethacin; its salts.

Insulin.

Isomethadone (isomidone); its salts.

Ketamine; its salts;

Ketobemidone; its salts.

Ketotifen; its salts;

Laudexium; its salts.

Lead acetates; compounds of lead with acids from fixed oils.

Levomethorphan; its salts.

Levomoramide; its salts.

Levophenacylmorphan; its salts.

Levorphanol; its salts.

Lignocaine; its salts infectionable form

Lucanthone; its salts.

Lysergide; its salts.

Mannityl hexanitrate.

Mannomustine; its salts.

Mebezonium iodide.

Matloquine; its salts

Mephenesin; its esters.

Meprobamate.

Mercaptopurine; its salts; derivatives of mercaptopurine; their salts.

Mercurial substances, the following:

Oxides of mercury;

Nitrates of mercury;

Mercuric ammonium chlorides;

Potassio-mercuric iodides;

Organic compounds of mercury which contain a methyl (CH3) group directly linked to the mercury atom;

Mercuric oxycyanides;

Mercuric thiocyanate.

Mescaline; its salts.

Megtaramind; its salts;

Metaxalone.

Metazocine; its salts.

Metformin; its salts.

Methadone (amidone); its salts.

Methadyl acetate; its salts.

Methaqualone; its salts.

Methixene; its salts.

Methocarbamol.

Methotrexote;

Methoxasalen.

Methyldesorphine; its salts.

Methyldihydromorphine; its salts.

Methyldopa

Methyldopate Hydrochloride

Methylpentynol; its esters and other derivatives.

1-Methyl-4-phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylic acid, esters; their salts.

Methyprylone.

Metopon; its salts.

Metronidazole;

Monofluoroacetic acid; its salts.

Morpheridine; its salts.

Mustine and any other N-substituted derivative of di-(2-chlorethyl)

amine; their salts.

Myrophine; its salts.

Nalidixic Acid Nalorphine; it salts.

Neastigmine; its salts

Naproxen Nicocodine; its salts.

Niridazole;

m-Nitrophenol; o-nitrophenol; p-nitrophenol.

Nomifensine hydrogen maloate;

Noracymethadol; its salts.

Norcodeine; its salts.

Norlevorphanol; its salts.

Normethadone; its salts.

Normorphine; its salts.

Nortriptyline; its salts.

Nux vomica.

Opium.

Orphenadrine; its salts.

Orthocaine; its salts.

Ouabain.

Oxalic acid.

Oxamniquine;

Oxethazaine.

Oxycinchoninic acid, derivatives of; their salts; their esters.

Oxycodone; its salts; its esters; their salts.

Oxymorphone; its salts.

Oxyphenbutazone. P

araldehyde.

Paramethadione.

Pargyline; its salts

Pemoline; its salts.

Pentazocine; its salts.

Phenacemide.

Phenadoxone; its salts.

Phenaglycodol.

Phenampromide; its salts.

Phenanthridinium; its salts, derivatives of phenanthridinium having any of the hydrogen atoms of the phenanthridinium group substituted by another radical; molecular compounds of phenanthridinium or of its derivatives; their salts.

Phenatine; its salts.

Phenazocine; its salts.

Phenbutrazate.

Phencyclidine; its salts.

Phenetidylphenacetin.

Phenformin; its salts.

Phenols (any member of the series of phenols of which the first member is phenol and of which the molecular composition varies from member to member by one atom of carbon and two atoms of hydrogen) except in substances containing less than sixty per centum, weight in weight of phenols; compounds of phenol with a metal, except in substances containing less than the equivalent of sixty per centum, weight in weight of phenols.

Phenomorphan; its salts.

Phenoperidine.

Phenothiazine, derivatives of; their salts; except dimethoxanate and its salts.

Phentermine; its salts.

Phenylbutazone; its salts.

Phenylcinchininic acid; salicylcinchoninic acid; their salts; their esters.

5-Phenylhydantoin; its alkyl and aryl derivatives; their salts.

Phenylpropanolamine; its salts.

Phenytoin; its salts.

Pholcodine; its salts.

Phosphorus, yellow.

Pieric acid. Picrotoxin.

Pilocarpine, its salts (under Alkaloids)

Piminodine; its salts.

Pituatary gland, the active principles of.

Pizotiten; its salts.

Polymethylenebistrimethylammonium salts.

Pratidoxime; its salts;

Praziquantel;

Procarbazine; its salts.

Procyclindine; its salts.

Proheptazine; its salts.

Promoxolan.

Propanolor Hydroxide

Propantheline;

Propoxyphene; its salts.

Propylhexedrine; its salts.

Prothionamide.

Prothipendyl; its salts.

Protriptyline; its salts.

Psilocin; its salts; its esters and ethers; their salts.

Psilocybin; its salts.

Ptrazinamide;

Pyroxicam

Quinapyramine; its salts.

Quinethazone.

Racemethorphan; its salts.

Racemoramide; its salts.

Racemorphan; its salts.

Sabutamol; its salts.

Savin, oil of.

Strophanthus; glycosides of strophanthus.

Styramate.

Sulphinpyrazone.

Sulphonal; alkyl sulphonals.

Suprarenal gland, the active principles of; their salts and derivatives, whether obtained from natural or synthetic sources.

Suxamethonium; its salts;

Suramin;

Syrosingopine.

Tetrabenazine; its salts.

Thalidomide; its salts.

Thallium; salts of.

Thebacon; its salts; its esters; their salts.

Thiacetazone;

Thyroid gland, the active principles of; their salts.

Tolazamide.

Tolbutamide.

Timolol; its salts;

Tinidazole;

Trimetnoprim; its salts

Tranylcypromine; its salts;

Tretamine; its salts.

Triaziquone.

Tribomethyl alcohol.

2:2:2-Trichloroethyl alcohol; its esters; their salts.

Trithioperazine; its salts.

Trimepridine; its salts.

Trimethoprim; its salts

Trimipramine; its salts.

Troxidone,

Tybamate.

Verapamil; its salts.

Warfann;

Zoxazolamine; its salts.

Any preparation or substance containing a substance specified in any other item of this Part.

[As amended by S.I.58 of 1980; 146 of 1981 and 88 of 1986.]

PART 2

Subject to various exceptions, poisons in this Part may only be supplied by registered pharmacists and licensed sellers of Part 2 poisons: the latter may not supply any poisons except those in this Part.

Ammonia.

Arsenical substances, the following:

Arsenic sulphides;

Arsenious oxide;

Calcium arsenates;

Calcium arsenites;

Copper acetoarsenite;

Copper arsenates;

Copper arsenites;

Lead arsenates;

Potassium arsenites;

Sodium arsenates;

Sodium arsenites;

Sodium thioarsenates.

Barium, salts of, the following:

Barium carbonate;

Barium silicofluoride.

Diamines, the following; their salts: phenylene diamines; tolylene diamines; other alkylated-benzene diamines.

Dinitrocresols (D.N.O.C.); their compounds with a metal or a base. Dinosam; its compounds with a metal or a base.

Dinoseb; its compounds with a metal or a base.

Endosulfan.

Endothal; its salts.

Endrin.

Formaldehyde.

Formic acid.

Hydrochloric acid.

Hydrofluoric acid; potassium fluoride; sodium fluoride; sodium silicofluoride.

Isometamedium Chloride

Mercuric chloride; mercuric iodide; organic compounds of mercury except compounds which contain a methyl (CH3) group directly linked to the mercury atom.

Metallic oxalates.

Nalidixic Acid

Nicotine; its salts.

Nitric acid.

Nitrobenzene.

Phenols as defined in Part 1 in substances containing less than sixty per centum, weight in weight, of phenols; compounds of phenol with a metal in substances containing less than the equivalent of sixty per centum, weight in weight, of phenols.

Phosphoric acid.

Phosphorus compounds, the following:

Amiton, azinphos-ethyl, azinphos-methyl, chlorfenvinphos, demeton-O, demeton-S, demeton-O-methyl, demeton-S-methyl, dichlorvos, diethyl 4-methyl-7-coumarinyl phosphorothionate, diethyl p-nitrophenyl phosphate, dimefox, disulfoton, ethion, ethyl p-nitrophenyl phenylphosphonothionate, mazidox, mecarbam, mevinphos, mipafox, oxydemetonmethyl, parathion, phenkapton, phorate, phosphamidon, schradan, sulfotep, TEPP (HETP), thionazin, triphosphoric pentadimethylamide, vamidothion.

Potassium hydroxide.

Sodium hydroxide.

Sodium nitrite.

Sulphuric acid.

Zinc phosphide.

Any preparation or substance containing a substance specified in any other item of this Part.

PROPRIETARY PREPARATIONS (PROHIBITION OF IMPORTATION) ORDER

[Section 25]

[RETAINED AS PER SECTION 15 OF THE INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS ACT]

Arrangement of Paragraphs

    Paragraph

   1.   Title

   2.   Prohibition of importation of proprietary preparation

      SCHEDULE

SI 1 of 1970.

[Order by the Minister, upon the recommendation of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board]

1.   Title

This Order may be cited as the Proprietary Preparations (Prohibition of Importation) Order.

2.   Prohibition of importation of proprietary preparation

The importation of the proprietary preparation specified in the Schedule is hereby prohibited.

SCHEDULE

[Paragraph 2]

SPECIFIED PROPRIETARY PREPARATION

The proprietary preparation known as "Dublosan Salbe".

PROPRIETARY PREPARATIONS (PROHIBITION OF IMPORTATION OR SALE) ORDER

[Section 25]

[RETAINED AS PER SECTION 15 OF THE INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS ACT]

Arrangement of Paragraphs

    Paragraph

   1.   Title

   2.   Prohibition of importation

   3.   Prohibition of sale

      SCHEDULE

SI 2 of 1970.

[Order by the Minister, upon the recommendation of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.]

1.   Title

This Order may be cited as the Proprietary Preparations (Prohibition of Importation or Sale) Order.

2.   Prohibition of importation

The importation of the proprietary preparations specified in the Schedule is hereby prohibited.

3.   Prohibition of sale

The sale of the proprietary preparations specified in the Schedule is hereby prohibited.

SCHEDULE

[Paragraphs 2 and 3]

SPECIFIED PROPRIETARY PREPARATIONS

The substance known as Cyclamic Acid or any proprietary preparation containing Cyclamic Acid, or the salts of Cyclamic Acid.

PHARMACY AND POISONS (EQUIVALENTS FOR DEALINGS IN DRUGS) RULES

[Section 26]

[RETAINED AS PER SECTION 15 OF THE INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS ACT]

Arrangement of Rules

    Rule

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Equivalents for weights and volumes of ingredients

   4.   Equivalents for doses of liquids

   5.   Equivalents for total quantity prescribed for external or bulk oral preparation

   6.   Control of sale and supply

      SCHEDULE

SI 161 of 1972.

[Rules by the Minister]

1.   Title

These Rules may be cited as the Pharmacy and Poisons (Equivalents for Dealings in Drugs) Rules.

2.   Interpretation

In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires—

"ingredient" means a drug which is one constituent of a preparation which is itself a drug;

"mixture" means any liquid preparation intended for administration by mouth, which consists of one or more drugs dissolved or suspended in an aqueous or other appropriate vehicle;

"Table" means a Table set out in the Schedule;

"total quantity" means the total quantity of a drug or of a preparation which is itself a drug other than an ingredient.

3.   Equivalents for weights and volumes of ingredients

Any unit of measurement mentioned in column 2 of Table 1 or column 2 of Table 2 shall be treated for the purpose of any dealing with quantities of ingredients as the equivalent of the unit set opposite thereto in column 1 of the Table, and for any fraction of one grain not specifically mentioned in column 1 of Table 1, the equivalent for such purpose shall be treated as the corresponding fraction of the equivalent of one grain set out in column 2 of that Table.

4.   Equivalents for doses of liquids

   (1) Where a prescription for any drug states that the quantity of each dose is to be either one fluid drachm (fl dr) or two fluid drachms, the equivalent of that quantity for the purpose of dispensing the prescription shall be treated as five millilitres or ten millilitres respectively.

   (2) Where the prescription for any drug, which is a mixture, states that the quantity of each dose is to be one-half of one fluid ounce (fl oz), the equivalent of that quantity for the purpose of dispensing that prescription shall be ten millilitres, except as provided for in sub-rule (4).

   (3) Where a prescription for any drug, which is a mixture, states that the quantity of each dose is to be two fluid drachms, the equivalent of that quantity for the purpose of dispensing that prescription shall be ten millilitres.

   (4) Where a prescription for liquid paraffin or other fixed oil states the quantity of each dose in terms of fluid ounces, the equivalent of each half of a fluid ounce shall, for the purpose of that prescription, be treated as fifteen millilitres.

   (5) Where any prescription to which this rule refers specifies the quantity of the ingredients of any drug in the total quantity to be dispensed, this rule shall be treated as applying to the quantity of each such ingredient in each dose.

5.   Equivalents for total quantity prescribed for external or bulk oral preparation

   (1) Any unit of measurement mentioned in column 2 of Table 3 or column 2 of Table 4 shall be treated for the purpose of any dealing with total quantities of drugs as the equivalent of the unit set opposite thereto in column 1 of the Table.

   (2) Where in a prescription for an external preparation or bulk oral preparation the total quantity to be supplied is expressed in ounces avoirdupois or apothecary, the metric quantity supplied will be on the basis that one ounce avoirdupois or apothecary is equivalent to twenty-five grams.

   (3) Where in a prescription for an external preparation or bulk oral preparation the total quantity to be supplied is expressed in fluid ounces (fl oz), the metric quantity supplied will be on the basis that one fluid ounce (fl oz) is equivalent to twenty-five millilitres.

   (4) For the purpose of implementing the provisions of the preceding rules, Tables 3 and 4 shall be used.

   (5) Where any quantity of an external preparation or bulk oral preparation is expressed in terms of one or more of the units mentioned in column 1 of Table 3 or column 1 of Table 4 and is greater than one pound or one pint, the equivalent, for the purpose of any dealing with the prescription, shall be treated as the corresponding multiple of the equivalent for one pound or one pint, as the case may be, plus the equivalent of any residue of less than a pound or pint as ascertained from the appropriate Tables.

6.   Control of sale and supply

   (1) Where any manufacturer, wholesale dealer or retail dealer sells or supplies any drug on or after the 1st January, 1973, he shall, if the order or prescription relating to such a dealing is expressed in terms of a unit of measurement specified in column 1 of Tables 1, 2, 3 and 4, or of any such fraction as is mentioned in rule 3, carry out such dealing in terms of the equivalent quantity ascertained in accordance with that rule.

   (2) The provisions of rules 4 and 5 shall not apply to imported medicaments that are sold in their original containers as packaged by the manufacturer.

SCHEDULE

[Rule 2]

TABLE 1 - WEIGHTS

Column 1 grains

Column 2 milligrams

Column 1 grains

Column 2 milligrams

1/600

}

0.1

51/2
6

}
}

400

1/500

0.125

1/480

61/2

1/400

0.15

7

450

1/320

}

0.2

71/2

1/300

8

500

1/240

0.25

9

}

600

1/200

0.3

10

1/160

}

0.4

11 to 13

800

1/150

1/130
1/120

}

0.5

grains

grams

1/100

0.6

14 to 16

1

1/80

}

0.8

17 to 20

1.2

1/75

21 to 25

1.5

1/60

1

26 to 29

1.8

1/50

1.25

30 to 33

2

1/40

1.5

34 to 37

2.3

1/30

2

38 to 43

2.5

1/25

}

2.5

44 to 51

3

1/24

52 to 57

3.5

1/20

3

58 to 65

4

1/15

4

66 to 76

4.5

1/12

5

77 to 84

5

1/10

6

85 to 102

6

1/8

7.5

103 to 115

7

1/6

10

116 to 135

8

1/5

12.5

136 to 150

9

1/4

15

151 to 165

10

1/3

20

166 to 180

11

2/5

25

181 to 190

13

1/2

30

191 to 220

13

3/5

40

221 to 250

15

3/4

50

251 to 275

17

1

60

276 to 325

20

11/4

75

326 to 350

22

11/2

100

351 to 375

23

2

125

376 to 400

25

21/2

150

401 to 425

26

3

200

426 to 450

28

31/2

}

250

451 to 510

30

4

41/2
5

}

300

Entries in the above Table expressed as one figure to another are inclusive of both figures

TABLE 2 - VOLUMES

Column 1 minims

Column 2 millitres

Column 1 minims

Column 2 millitres

1

0.06

28 to 32

1.8

11/2

0.09

33 to 37

2

2

0.12

38 to 46

2.5

21/2

0.15

47 to 55

3

3

0.18

56 to 64

3.5

31/2

0.2

65 to 74

4

4

}

0.25

75 to 84

4.5

41/2

85 to 93

5

5

}

0.3

94 to 110

6

51/2

111 to 130

7

6

}

0.4

131 to 149

8

7

150 to 167

9

71/2

168 to 185

10

8

}

0.5

186 to 200

11

9

201 to 220

12

10

}

0.6

221 to 250

14

11

251 to 275

15

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